International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis


Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255743
Event time 2020-09-03 03:23:39 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-03 08:23:39 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 04:05:21 (UTC)
Magnitude 4.5
Depth 40.29 km
Class Light
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 4
Possible effects Most people indoors feel movement. Hanging objects swing. Dishes, windows, and doors rattle. The earthquake feels like a heavy truck hitting the walls. A few people outdoors may feel movement. Parked cars rock.
Data status reviewed
Data provider USGS

Location
Continent South-America
Country Colombia
Administration area
Nearest settlement El Roto
Distance 0 km
Course WSW
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region Caribbean Sea
Water surface name Caribbean Sea



Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Turbo (25.31 km)
Nearest airports
Antonio Roldan Betancourt Airport (48.86 km)
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.