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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 31 km east of Jurado, Departamento del Choco, Colombia, on Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 at 1:58 am (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 31 km east of Jurado, Departamento del Choco, Colombia, on Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 at 1:58 am (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 31 km east of Jurado, Departamento del Choco, Colombia, on Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 at 1:58 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Nov 07:07 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
Update Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 07:12

Moderate magnitude 4.2 quake hits 31 km east of Jurado, Colombia early morning

4.2 quake 18 Nov 1:58 am (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 18 Nov 1:58 am (GMT -5)
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake near Jurado, Departamento del Choco, Colombia, was reported only 14 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Thursday, November 18th, 2021, at 1:58 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Jurado (pop. 2,400) located 31 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Riosucio (pop. 7,200) located 57 km from the epicenter, and Vigia del Fuerte (pop. 4,600) 84 km away.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 18, 2021 06:58:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Nov 18, 2021 at 1:58 am (GMT -5)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.08°N / 77.48°W (Jurado, Departamento del Choco, Colombia)
Antipode7.08°S / 102.52°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities31 km (19 mi) E of Jurado (Chocó) (pop: 2,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) SW of Riosucio (Chocó) (pop: 7,160) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) NW of Vigia del Fuerte (Vigía del Fuerte, Antioquia) (pop: 4,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
110 km (68 mi) SW of Chigorodo (Antioquia) (pop: 48,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (81 mi) SW of Apartado (Departamento de Antioquia) (pop: 86,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
140 km (87 mi) SW of Turbo (Departamento de Antioquia) (pop: 50,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
179 km (111 mi) NNW of Quibdo (Chocó) (pop: 75,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
230 km (143 mi) WNW of Itagui (Departamento de Antioquia) (pop: 281,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
466 km (289 mi) NW of Bogota (Bogotá D.C.) (pop: 7,674,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 21.6°C (71 F), humidity: 99%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.41 km101 Km Al Suroeste De Chigorodo, ColombiaINETER


Seismic station: Los Cordobas, Cordoba, Colombia (LCBC/CM network) | Distance from quake: 232 km / 144 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Los Cordobas, Cordoba, Colombia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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