Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near the West Coast of Colombia on Wednesday, 5 November 2003 at 00:58 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Near the West Coast of Colombia on Wednesday, 5 November 2003 at 00:58 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 5 Nov 2003 00:58:51 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.973°N / 77.77°W (Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) W of Pizarro (Bajo Baudó) (pop: 6,170) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) NNW of Santa Genoveva de Docordo (pop: 1,450) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SSW of Nuqui (pop: 2,740) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) NW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) WSW of Quibdo (pop: 75,100) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) WNW of Tulua (pop: 165,500) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) NW of Guadalajara de Buga (pop: 118,000) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) W of Cartago (pop: 134,800) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) NW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) W of Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 6.033 kmnear the west coast of ColombiaUSGS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Near the West Coast of Colombia 5 November 2003 00:58 GMT

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 06 Mar 2004 06:06 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    27.9 km (17.3 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Feb 2004 17:16 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    54.1 km (33.6 mi) depth
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near the West Coast of Colombia on Wednesday, 5 November 2003 at 00:58 (GMT)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us - Help us upgrade our server!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
Our server is reaching its limits and we need financing to increase capacity in order to deal with huge activity peaks when quakes occur. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every penny counts and every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features and in upgrading our software, please make a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you! With best regards from the VolcanoDiscovery team.
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.