Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 123 km depth
29 Nov 20:44 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 11 minutes.
29 Nov 20:56: Now using data updates from INETER
3 Dec 21:30: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 118.8 to 123.1 km (from 74 to 76 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards NNE.
Update Mon, 29 Nov 2021, 21:06Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Tulua, Tuluá, Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia
4.9 quake 29 Nov 3:33 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred early afternoon on Monday, November 29th, 2021, at 3:33 pm local time near Tulua, Tuluá, Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 118.8 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Trujillo (pop. 5,900) located 4 km from the epicenter, Andalucia (pop. 17,400) 22 km away, Tulua (pop. 165,500) 24 km away, Roldanillo (pop. 27,600) 29 km away, Zarzal (pop. 28,800) 36 km away, Guadalajara de Buga (pop. 118,000) 38 km away, La Union (pop. 23,500) 43 km away, Sevilla (pop. 41,600) 47 km away, and Santiago de Cali (pop. 2,392,900) 91 km away.
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