Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Riosucio, Departamento del Choco, 50 km southwest of Chigorodo, Colombia, on Friday, Apr 2, 2021 5:44 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Riosucio, Departamento del Choco, 50 km southwest of Chigorodo, Colombia, on Friday, Apr 2, 2021 5:44 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 60 km depth

2 Apr 22:52 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
2 Apr 22:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.2. Epicenter location corrected by 36 km (22 mi) towards ESE.
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2 Apr 23:26: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0. Epicenter location corrected by 9.1 km (5.7 mi) towards WNW.
Update Fri, 2 Apr 2021, 22:57
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes near Chigorodo, Chigorodó, Antioquia, Colombia
5.1 quake 2 Apr 5:44 pm (GMT -5)
5.1 quake 2 Apr 5:44 pm (GMT -5)
A moderately shallow magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Chigorodo, Chigorodó, Antioquia, Colombia.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Friday 2 April 2021 at 5:44 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 64 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 5.2 earthquake.
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 Riosucio (pop. 7,200) located 20 km from the epicenter, Chigorodo (pop. 48,400) 40 km away, Carepa (pop. 20,600) 49 km away, Apartado (pop. 86,400) 62 km away, Turbo (pop. 50,500) 78 km away, and Dabeiba (pop. 11,500) 88 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Apr 2, 2021 22:44:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Apr 2, 2021 5:44 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.4°N / 77.05°W (Riosucio, Departamento del Choco, Colombia)
Antipode: 7.4°S / 102.95°E
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) ESE of Riosucio (Chocó) (pop: 7,160) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SW of Chigorodo (Antioquia) (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SW of Carepa (Antioquia) (pop: 20,600) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) WNW of Mutata (Antioquia) (pop: 4,810) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SW of Apartado (Departamento de Antioquia) (pop: 86,400) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SSW of Turbo (Departamento de Antioquia) (pop: 50,500) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Dabeiba (Antioquia) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NNW of Quibdo (Chocó) (pop: 75,100) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) NW of Medellin (Antioquia) (pop: 2,000,000) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NW of Bogota (Bogota D.C.) (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 25.7°C (78 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.060 kmNORTHERN COLOMBIAEMSC
5.126 kmNorthern ColombiaGFZ
5.615 km154 Km Al Sureste De La Palma, Panamá, ColombiaINETER
5.045 km25 Km ENE of Riosucio, ColombiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (8)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Envigado, Antioquia (213.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
New Westminster, Metro Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia (6301.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Apartado, Antioquia (71.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Belize / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Belize / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Medellín / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Medellin (208.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Guarne, Antioquia, Colombia / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
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