Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake 21 km southwest of Bahia Solano, Colombia
Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 08:4808:48 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
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.
4.6 quake 23 Jan 3:24 am (GMT -5)
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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Date & time: 23 Jan 2021 3:24 am (GMT -5) local time (23 Jan 2021 08:24 GMT)
Depth: 23.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.05°N / 77.48°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Primary data source: USGS
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