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Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 39 km south of Villavicencio, Departamento del Meta, Colombia, on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 at 5:11 am (GMT -5) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 39 km south of Villavicencio, Departamento del Meta, Colombia, on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 at 5:11 am (GMT -5) Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 39 km south of Villavicencio, Departamento del Meta, Colombia, on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 at 5:11 am (GMT -5)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 5 km depth

8 Nov 10:16 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 5 minutes.
Update Tue, 8 Nov 2022, 10:21

Significant 5.2 quake hits near Villavicencio, Departamento del Meta, Colombia

5.2 quake 8 Nov 5:11 am (GMT -5)
5.2 quake 8 Nov 5:11 am (GMT -5)
Colombia was shaken near Villavicencio, Departamento del Meta, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 only 10 minutes ago, the Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito (IGEPN) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter near Villavicencio, Departamento del Meta, Colombia, early morning on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022, at 5:11 am local time. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In San Martin (pop. 16,300) located 25 km from the epicenter, Guamal (pop. 5,000) 29 km away, Acacias (pop. 40,600) 34 km away, Granada (pop. 32,400) 37 km away, Villavicencio (pop. 321,700) 39 km away, San Antonio (pop. 3,600) 41 km away, and Cumaral (pop. 11,300) 51 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Puerto Lopez (pop. 16,700) located 69 km from the epicenter, and Bogota (pop. 7,674,400) 109 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 8, 2022 10:11:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 8, 2022 at 5:11 am (GMT -5)
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude3.81°N / 73.51°W (Castilla la Nueva, Departamento del Meta, Colombia)
Antipode3.81°S / 106.49°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceIGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Nearest volcanoMachin (222 km / 138 mi)
Nearby towns and cities25 km (15 mi) ENE of San Martin (San Martín, Meta) (pop: 16,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) ESE of Guamal (Meta) (pop: 5,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) SE of Acacias (Meta) (pop: 40,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) NE of Granada (Meta) (pop: 32,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SSE of Villavicencio (Meta) (pop: 321,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Puerto Lopez (Puerto López, Meta) (pop: 16,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
109 km (68 mi) SE of Bogota (Bogotá D.C.) (pop: 7,674,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
203 km (126 mi) ESE of Ibagué (Tolima) (pop: 421,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 21°C (70 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
5.25 kmColombia, A 25.0 Km De San MartinIGEPN


Seismic station: Santo Domingo, Venezuela (SDV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 648 km / 402 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Santo Domingo, Venezuela: 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: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (5)

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Aguachica, Cesar (500.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : Estaba dormida y un ruido muy fuerte me despertó y apenas se escucho el ruido de inmediato la cama donde estaba acostada empezó a moverse muy fuerte por espacio de 5 segundos  
Villavicencio, Meta (39.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I did not feel it  
near La Calera, Cundinamarca (104.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : No lo sentí además no hay un sistema de alerta (reported through our app)  
Pitalito Huila Colombia (351.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Se movieron las cosas y el techo  
  • So you've got a college here posting an earthquake that USGS emsc and none of the major earthquake centers have posted right
Bogota / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Estaba durmiendo y la cama se empezo a mover y vibrar  


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