Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Colombia on Tuesday, 24 April 1973 at 18:42 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 118 km depth
Date & time: 24 Apr 1973 18:42:31 UTC
Depth: 118.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.162°N / 75.813°W (Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Romeral (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SE of Belén de Umbria (Belén de Umbría) (pop: 15,700) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) S of Anserma (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NW of Chinchina (pop: 68,500) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) WNW of Manizales (pop: 357,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NNW of Santa Rosa Cabal (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NNW of Dosquebradas (pop: 179,600) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NNW of Dos Quebradas (pop: 179,600) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNE of Cartago (pop: 134,800) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SSW of Medellin (pop: 2,000,000) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) WNW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.5||118 km||Colombia||USGS|
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