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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 25 km northwest of Tulua, Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on Monday, Nov 29, 2021 at 3:33 pm (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 25 km northwest of Tulua, Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on Monday, Nov 29, 2021 at 3:33 pm (GMT -5) Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 25 km northwest of Tulua, Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on Monday, Nov 29, 2021 at 3:33 pm (GMT -5)

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
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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, 21:06

Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Tulua, Tuluá, Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia

4.9 quake 29 Nov 3:33 pm (GMT -5)
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.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 29, 2021 20:33:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Nov 29, 2021 at 3:33 pm (GMT -5)
Depth123.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude4.2503°N / 76.3426°W (Trujillo, Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia)
Antipode4.25°S / 103.657°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt6 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMachin (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) NNW of Trujillo (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 5,870) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) WNW of Andalucia (Andalucía, Valle del Cauca) (pop: 17,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) NW of Tulua (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 165,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) SW of Roldanillo (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) WSW of Zarzal (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 28,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) N of Guadalajara de Buga (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 118,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (26 mi) SW of La Union (La Unión, Valle del Cauca) (pop: 23,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) W of Sevilla (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 41,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) NNE of Santiago de Cali (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 2,392,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
254 km (158 mi) W of Bogota (Bogotá D.C.) (pop: 7,674,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 16.9°C (62 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.9123 km4 Km NW of Trujillo, ColombiaUSGS
4.7153 km6 Km WNW of Trujillo, ColombiaINETER
4.9119 kmColombiaRaspberryShake
5.0140 kmColombiaGeoAu
4.6145 kmColombiaGFZ


Seismic station: Santa Helena, Medellin, Colombia (HEL/CM network) | Distance from quake: 234 km / 145 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Santa Helena, Medellin, Colombia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (6)

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Pereira (89.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Un balanceo horizontal,leve, en mi apartamento ubicado en el 4 piso  
Armenia Quindio (80.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s : Muy leve pero sé sintió  
Cali Valle del Cauca Colombia (81.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s : Balanceo de izq a derecha suave y al final no golpe de arriba abajo seco unos 7seg aprox  
Armenia (82.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Armenia Quindio / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
sevilla / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s (reported through our app)

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