Terremoto moderado mag. 4.6 - North Pacific Ocean, 21 km SSW of Bahia Solano, Departamento del Choco, Colombia, sábado, 23 ene. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.6 - North Pacific Ocean, 21 km SSW of Bahia Solano, Departamento del Choco, Colombia, sábado, 23 ene. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.6 at 24 km depth

23 Jan 08:44 UTC: Primero en informar: USGS después de 20 minutos.
Update Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 08:48
Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake 21 km southwest of Bahia Solano, Colombia
4.6 quake 23 Jan 3:24 am (GMT -5)
4.6 quake 23 Jan 3:24 am (GMT -5)
Just 24 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Bahia Solano, Departamento del Choco, Colombia. The tremor was recorded early morning on Saturday 23 January 2021 at 3:24 am local time, at a shallow depth of 23.5 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well.
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 Bahia Solano (pop. 3,100) located 21 km from the epicenter, and Nuqui (pop. 2,700) 44 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Pie de Pato (pop. 3,200) located 81 km from the epicenter, Bellavista (pop. 1,400) 86 km away, Vigia del Fuerte (pop. 4,600) 88 km away, and Quibdo (pop. 75,100) 99 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 23 Jan 2021 08:24:16 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: sábado, 23 ene 2021 03:24 (GMT -5)
Magnitud: 4.6
Profundidad: 23.5 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 6.0519°N / 77.4763°W (Océano Pacífico Norte, Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km al SSO de Ciudad de Mutis (pop: 3,080) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
44 km al NNO de Nuqui (pop: 2,740) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
81 km al NO de Pie de Pató (pop: 3,240) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
88 km al SO de Vigia del Fuerte (Vigía del Fuerte) (pop: 4,640) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
99 km al ONO de Quibdó (pop: 75,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
213 km al O de Medellín (pop: 2,000,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
240 km al NO de Pereira (pop: 440,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
243 km al ONO de Manizales (pop: 357,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
309 km al NNO de Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
409 km al ONO de Bogotá (pop: 7,674,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 25.5°C (78 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from E
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Energía liberada estimada: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
4.624 km20 Km SSW of Bahía Solano, ColombiaUSGS
4.667 kmNEAR WEST COAST OF COLOMBIAEMSC
4.819 km223 Km Al Oeste De Medellin, ColombiaINETER

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
396.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
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