Important historic earthquakes in Colombia

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Cubara, Colombia May 25 17:36 4.3 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Sabana De Torres, Colombia May 25 12:53 4.6 54 MAP
EMSC Northern Colombia May 25 12:53 4.6 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Colombia-ecuador Border Region May 22 13:37 4.0 3 MAP
GEOFON Colombia-ecuador Border Region May 22 13:36 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador - apparent sine wave intensity lasting 10 seconds
  • Ibarra - No damage. Quaking lasted about 15 seconds
  • Cotacachi - No damage, wind chimes sounded. Woke me up.
  • Cotacachi - Light shaking
  • Cotacachi - I’m on the ground floor of a three story house. My dogs went weird and then the ground started moving, not just shaking but moving side to side. Lasted maybe 20 seconds,
  • Quito - The shaking lasted for about seven seconds. I did not notice any damage.
  • Cotacachi - Strong shaking
  • Quito - I felt the bed swaying left and right but no damage
  • Otavalo - Very weak shaking
  • USGS Aratoca, Colombia May 20 11:17 4.6 147 MAP
    GEOFON Northern Colombia May 20 11:17 4.8 154 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia May 20 11:17 4.6 148 MAP
    USGS Acevedo, Colombia May 01 01:58 4.2 37 MAP
    EMSC Colombia May 01 01:58 4.2 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • san augustin - it did not take longer than 2 seconds. the complete house was shaking a little bit. no damage in or around the house. 6 years asgo in tokyo was worse but remember the exact day anymore. also no dam,age in the city as far as i could see the next morning
  • EMSC Colombia Apr 29 02:52 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pueblo Rico, Colombia Apr 29 01:08 4.1 120 MAP
    EMSC Colombia Apr 29 01:08 4.1 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Belen De Umbria, Colombia Apr 24 23:25 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Neira, Colombia Apr 23 15:42 5.2 113 MAP
    GEOFON Colombia Apr 23 15:42 5.3 112 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Medellin - 5-10 seconds of intermittent rocking.
  • Guatape - Moderate shaking
  • USGS Matanza, Colombia Apr 23 06:49 4.2 151 MAP
    EMSC Northern Colombia Apr 23 06:49 4.2 152 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern Colombia Apr 23 06:49 4.4 146 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Cartagena, Colombia Apr 08 14:48 4.5 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cartagena - few swcinds
  • EMSC Colombia-ecuador Border Region Apr 03 07:44 3.6 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Trujillo, Colombia Apr 01 15:16 4.3 98 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Colombia Apr 01 15:16 4.3 98 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Colombia-ecuador Border Region Mar 26 17:32 3.7 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Colombia-ecuador Border Region Mar 25 17:46 3.4 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Colombia-ecuador Border Region Mar 22 09:26 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Colombia-ecuador Border Region Mar 21 21:21 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 20 16:16 3.8 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 20 06:56 3.5 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 20 02:38 3.9 141 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 18 13:54 3.2 141 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 18 00:36 3.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near West Coast Of Colombia Mar 17 15:23 4.2 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Uribia, Colombia Mar 17 10:16 4.5 46 MAP
    EMSC Near North Coast Of Colombia Mar 17 10:16 4.5 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near West Coast Of Colombia Mar 16 02:05 3.8 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 15 17:53 3.3 142 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Colombia-ecuador Border Region Mar 14 18:34 3.9 91 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 13 08:50 3.7 142 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-colombia Border Region Mar 12 03:24 3.5 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 11 23:11 3.7 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Colombia-ecuador Border Region Mar 10 09:07 3.9 150 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 09 12:04 3.7 146 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Colombia Mar 07 15:24 3.4 149 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 04 21:53 3.4 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 03 19:08 3.4 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 03 14:58 3.3 147 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 03 00:13 3.7 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Mar 01 23:48 3.5 145 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Colombia Mar 01 15:48 3.5 169 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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