When was the last major earthquake in Colombia?

When was the last major earthquake in Colombia?

When was the last major earthquake in Colombia?

Major historical earthquakes

Year Date Place bold is fault
2016 April 16 Ecuador, Colombia
2016 September 13 Mutatá, Mutatá, Antioquia
2018 June 12 Pasto, Nariño
2021 March 1 Antioquia Department

When was the last tsunami in Colombia?

The largest tsunamis in Colombia since 1906

Date Cause Fatalities
07/19/2017 Landslide in Colombia (Off The Coast Near Santa Marta) 0
12/12/1979 Earthquake in Colombia (Colombia: Off Shore, Pacific Ocean) with a magnitude of 7.7. 36
01/19/1958 Earthquake in Ecuador (Colombia-Ecuador) with a magnitude of 7.6. 0

What natural disasters hit Colombia?

Natural disasters

  • Earthquakes. Earthquakes occur regularly in Colombia.
  • Hurricanes/tropical storms. Although uncommon, hurricanes and tropical storms can affect the Caribbean coast and the Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina.
  • Rainy season.
  • Volcanoes.

How common are earthquakes in Colombia?

In Colombia there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur rather rarely. Since 1950 more than 3500 people died by direct consequences of earthquakes.

When was the last earthquake in Bogotá?

Quakes in nearby regions

Date and time Mag Depth Location
Apr 29, 2022 8:10 pm (GMT -5) (Apr 30, 2022 01:10 GMT) ? n/a 13 km northeast of Bogota, Colombia (unconfirmed) I FELT IT – 1 report

How long did the 1906 Ecuador earthquake last?

1906 Ecuador–Colombia earthquake

UTC time 1906-01-31 15:36:10
Local time 10:00
Magnitude 8.8 Mw
Depth 20 km (12 mi)

Is Ecuador on risk of tsunami?

Ecuador is situated in an area of intense seismic activity. There is a high risk of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.

What was the biggest disaster in Colombia’s history?

The 1982 Popayán earthquake. The 1985 eruption of Nevado del Ruiz volcano and subsequent Armero tragedy.

Does Colombia get hurricanes?

Based on climatology, northern Venezuela and Colombia have a 1 to 5% chance of a hurricane strike in any given year, while all locations south of 10° N have less than a 1% chance of a direct hit. A total of 44 tropical cyclones have affected the continent since 1588.

When was the last earthquake Medellin?

Medellin Earthquake FAQ The last earthquake in Medellin occurred 21 hours ago: Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake – 25 km southwest of Dabeiba, Antioquia, Colombia, on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 at 4:56 am (GMT -5).