Last Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2012

Colombia Tremor 2012: Powerful but luckily deep!


Disaster Report: M 7.4 massive earthquake shakes Colombia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported..
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Original post: Natural Disasters List September 30, 2012
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Update 17:20 UTC
Earthquake is very strong but luckily it is deep (@ 150 km). The earthquake struck in the Andes mountains of south-west Colombia.

Update 17:15 UTC
The tremor was also felt in the Ecuadorian cities of Quito, Guayaquil, Montreal, Ottawa, and Blanket Bay.
In 1999 earthquake in this area killed 1,185 people. It was of magnitude 6.1.

Update 17:09 UTC
USGS estimates the maximum shaking of MMI V (moderate) in San Agustin, Isnos, Saladoblanco, Pitalito, Palestina, Timana, Florencia and Mocoa area.People of Pasto, Neiva and Cali will have felt light shaking of MMI IV.

Update 17:03 UTC
Official Tsunami message:
A STRONG EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED BUT A TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED ALONG THE CALIFORNIA/ OREGON/ WASHINGTON/BRITISH COLUMBIA OR ALASKA COASTS.

Update 17:00 UTC
There are 1640000 people within 100km.

Update 16:56 UTC
USGS has revised the magnitude to 7.1 with epicenter located 62 km (39 miles) SSE (149°) from Popayan.

M 7.4 massive earthquake shakes Colombia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 50 km (31 miles) S (180°) from Popayan . It was 87.0 miles deep.
Tremor was widely felt across Ecuador and Colombia.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
16:31 UTC (local time Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 11:31:31 AM at epicenter )

Epicenter location

50 km (31 miles) S (180°) from Popayan, Colombia
117 km (72 miles) NE (40°) from Pasto, Colombia
119 km (74 miles) WNW (291°) from Florencia, Colombia
326 km (203 miles) NE (40°) from QUITO, Ecuador   

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