Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Colombia on Friday, 23 November 1990 at 22:35 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Colombia on Friday, 23 November 1990 at 22:35 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 145 km depth

Date & time: 23 Nov 1990 22:35:34 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 144.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.707°N / 75.574°W (Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Santa Rosa (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) NE of Circasia (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SE of Dosquebradas (pop: 179,600) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SE of Dos Quebradas (pop: 179,600) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SE of Pereira (pop: 440,100) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SSE of Santa Rosa de Cabal (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NNE of Calarca (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNE of Armenia (pop: 315,300) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) ENE of Quimbaya (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) W of Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NE of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.1145 kmColombiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Colombia 23 November 1990 22:35 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes):
  • 19 Mar 1991 10:56 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    151.6 km (94.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Feb 1991 07:56 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    111.5 km (69.3 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jan 1991 07:15 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    110 km (68.4 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jan 1991 00:09 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    90 km (55.9 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jan 1991 21:33 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    110 km (68.4 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 1991 21:19 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    90 km (55.9 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 1991 03:08 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    110 km (68.4 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jan 1991 11:31 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jan 1991 08:26 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    110 km (68.4 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jan 1991 20:12 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    110 km (68.4 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jan 1991 17:21 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Colombia on Friday, 23 November 1990 at 22:35 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 31 Jan 1906 15:36
    | 8.8 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    115 years ago
    |
    593km / 369mi
    | 1906 Ecuador-Colombia Earthquake
  • 31 Jul 1970 17:08
    | 8.0 |
    645km / 401mi
    |
    51 years ago
    |
    778km / 484mi
    | Colombia
  • 17 Jan 1922 03:50
    | 7.9 |
    475km / 295mi
    |
    99 years ago
    |
    977km / 607mi
    | Northern Peru
  • 14 May 1942 02:13
    | 7.8 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    79 years ago
    |
    717km / 445mi
    | Ecuador
  • 12 Dec 1979 07:59
    | 7.7 |
    24km / 15mi
    |
    41 years ago
    |
    544km / 338mi
    | Near the Coast of Ecuador (Colombia)
  • 19 Jan 1958 14:07
    | 7.6 |
    28km / 17mi
    |
    63 years ago
    |
    598km / 372mi
    | Near the Coast of Ecuador
  • 18 Jul 1934 01:36
    | 7.5 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    87 years ago
    |
    843km / 524mi
    | South of Panama
  • 27 Jul 1971 02:02
    | 7.4 |
    120km / 75mi
    |
    50 years ago
    |
    862km / 535mi
    | Peru-Ecuador Border Region
  • 13 Jul 1974 01:18
    | 7.3 |
    12km / 7.5mi
    |
    47 years ago
    |
    411km / 255mi
    | Panama-Colombia Border Region
  • 05 Dec 1941 20:47
    | 7.3 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    79 years ago
    |
    963km / 598mi
    | Costa Rica
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