Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Colombia on Tuesday, 2 September 1997 at 12:13 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 199 km depth
Depth: 198.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.849°N / 75.749°W (Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Machin (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) SW of Roncesvalles (pop: 3,920) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) WNW of Chaparral (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SSE of Sevilla (pop: 41,600) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) S of Caicedonia (pop: 32,400) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ESE of Tulua (pop: 165,500) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) E of Guadalajara de Buga (pop: 118,000) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ENE of Palmira (pop: 248,000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) S of Armenia (pop: 315,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ENE of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) WSW of Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.8||199 km||Colombia||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake Colombia 2 September 1997 12:13 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 11 Dec 1997 07:56 UTC| M 6.4 |177.5 km (110.3 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Colombia on Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 07:56 (GMT)