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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 50 km northwest of Pizarro, Colombia, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 9:03 am (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 50 km northwest of Pizarro, Colombia, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 9:03 am (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 50 km northwest of Pizarro, Colombia, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 9:03 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 25 km depth

16 Mar 14:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 18 minutes.
16 Mar 15:30: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 16, 2023 14:03:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 9:03 am (GMT -5)
Depth25.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.3547°N / 77.565°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Antipode5.355°S / 102.435°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoRomeral (244 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities50 km (31 mi) NNW of Pizarro (Bajo Baudó) (pop: 6,170) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) SW of Nuqui (pop: 2,740) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Pie de Pato (pop: 3,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) W of El Canton de San Pablo (pop: 3,270) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) WNW of Istmina (pop: 13,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
107 km (67 mi) WSW of Quibdo (pop: 75,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
174 km (108 mi) NNW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
395 km (245 mi) WNW of Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
4.625 kmNear the West Coast of ColombiaUSGS
4.625 kmNear West Coast of ColombiaRaspberryShake
4.315 km258 Km Al Oeste De Medellin, ColombiaINETER
4.510 kmNear West Coast of ColombiaGFZ
4.610 kmNear West Coast Of ColombiaIRIS


Seismic station: Santa Helena, Medellin, Colombia (HEL/CM network) | Distance from quake: 244 km / 151 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Santa Helena, Medellin, 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 (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Bogota (392.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short (reported through our app)
Carmen de viboral, Antioquia / not felt (reported through our app)

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