M 5.5 in Colombia on 28 Jan 2019 21:07 UTC
EQ parameters
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 14.86 Km
Lat/Lon: 3.0903 , -75.6928
Event Date: 28 Jan 2019 21:07 UTC
Exposed Population: 3630000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j9um
Inserted at: 29 Jan 2019 03:46 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4 (Colombia)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j9um Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.87  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1246587 0 28 Jan 2019 21:07 5.4M, 19.87km 4.96 3.9 million 00:18 NEIC
1246613 0 28 Jan 2019 21:07 5.5M, 14.86km N/A 3.6 million 06:38 NEIC
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Colombia , Department of Huila (population 805,087) . The nearest places are La Argentina, La Primavera, Palmabrava, Santa María, La Platina, Colonia, Berlín, El Carinen, Sur de Atá, Bilbao, and Cañada.

Radius Population
100 km 3.6 million people
75 km 910000 people
50 km 370000 people
20 km 22000 people
10 km 7200 people
5 km 3000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Huila Colombia 800000 people
Tolima Colombia 1.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
La Argentina Tolima Colombia Village6 - 9 km
La Primavera Tolima Colombia Village6 - 10 km
Palmabrava Huila Colombia Village6 - 11 km
Santa María Huila Colombia Village5 2700 people 14 km
La Platina Huila Colombia Village5 - 15 km
Colonia Tolima Colombia Village6 - 15 km
Berlín Tolima Colombia Village6 - 17 km
El Carinen Huila Colombia Village6 - 17 km
Sur de Atá Tolima Colombia Village6 - 17 km
Bilbao Tolima Colombia Village6 - 21 km
El Vergel Huila Colombia Village6 - 23 km
Chapinero Huila Colombia Village6 - 23 km
Betania Tolima Colombia Village6 - 23 km
San Luis Huila Colombia Village5 - 23 km
Buenavista Huila Colombia Village6 - 24 km
Campiña Tolima Colombia Village6 - 24 km
Altamira Tolima Colombia Village6 - 25 km
Finlandia Tolima Colombia Village6 - 27 km
Las Cruces Huila Colombia Village6 - 29 km
Providencia Huila Colombia Village6 - 29 km
Bocas de Siquilá Tolima Colombia Village6 - 29 km
Arabia Tolima Colombia Village6 - 30 km
Las Delicias Tolima Colombia Village6 - 32 km
San Francisco Huila Colombia Village5 - 33 km
El Águila Tolima Colombia Village6 - 33 km
El Cachimbo Huila Colombia Village6 - 34 km
Palermo Huila Colombia Village5 9700 people 36 km
El Jardín Tolima Colombia Village6 - 37 km
Amborquito Huila Colombia Village6 - 38 km
La Camelia Tolima Colombia Village6 - 38 km
Batatal Huila Colombia Village6 - 39 km
La Porra Tolima Colombia Village6 - 41 km
El Auxilio Tolima Colombia Village6 - 41 km
Teruel Huila Colombia Village5 3900 people 41 km
Ventanas Huila Colombia Village5 - 41 km
Potreros Huila Colombia Village6 - 41 km
El Tambo Huila Colombia Village6 - 42 km
Lindosa Tolima Colombia Village6 - 42 km
La Esmeralda Tolima Colombia Village6 - 43 km
El Vergel Huila Colombia Village6 - 44 km
Ríonegro Huila Colombia Village5 - 44 km
Pole Tolima Colombia Village6 - 44 km
Aipe Huila Colombia Village5 7900 people 44 km
Guadual Tolima Colombia Village6 - 45 km
Bellavista Tolima Colombia Village6 - 45 km
Santo Domingo Cauca Colombia Village6 - 45 km
Guacirco Huila Colombia Village6 - 46 km
Coco Huila Colombia Village6 - 47 km
Los Limones Huila Colombia Village6 - 47 km
Altagracia Huila Colombia Village6 - 48 km
Neiva Huila Colombia City 340000 people 49 km
Pacarní Huila Colombia Village6 - 49 km
Betania Huila Colombia Village5 - 49 km
Iquira Huila Colombia Village5 - 49 km
Fortalecillas Huila Colombia Village5 - 49 km
Boca de San Pedro Tolima Colombia Village6 - 50 km
San Pedro Tolima Colombia Village6 - 50 km
El Azuceno Huila Colombia Village6 - 51 km
Yaguará Huila Colombia Village5 5500 people 51 km
Las Palmas Tolima Colombia Village6 - 52 km
La Polonia Huila Colombia Village5 - 52 km
Toez Cauca Colombia Village5 - 52 km
La Norana Cauca Colombia Village6 - 53 km
Tálaga Cauca Colombia Village6 - 53 km
La Profunda Tolima Colombia Village6 - 55 km
Villavieja Huila Colombia Village5 2700 people 55 km
Cucharito Huila Colombia Village6 - 55 km
Mesa Redonda Huila Colombia Village6 - 55 km
El Diamante Tolima Colombia Village6 - 55 km
Maco Huila Colombia Village5 - 55 km
Páez Cauca Colombia Village5 - 56 km
La Yegüera Tolima Colombia Village6 - 56 km
La Ribera Valle del Cauca Colombia Village6 - 56 km
Guanábano Tolima Colombia Village5 - 56 km
Bolo Azul Valle del Cauca Colombia Village6 - 56 km
Filandia Tolima Colombia Village6 - 56 km
Diomate Huila Colombia Village5 - 56 km
Santa Teresa Huila Colombia Village6 - 56 km
San José Cauca Colombia Village6 - 57 km
Araújo Huila Colombia Village6 - 58 km
Nátaga Huila Colombia Village6 2200 people 58 km
Tacueyó Cauca Colombia Village5 - 58 km
Paraiso Tolima Colombia Village6 - 58 km
Monte Redondo Cauca Colombia Village6 - 58 km
Santa Bárbara Huila Colombia Village6 - 58 km
Los Andes Cauca Colombia Village6 - 58 km
Chinas Cauca Colombia Village6 - 59 km
Rivera Huila Colombia Village5 7800 people 59 km
El Rincón Huila Colombia Village6 - 59 km
La Palma Cauca Colombia Village6 - 60 km
Campoalegre Huila Colombia Village4 22000 people 60 km
Araca Tolima Colombia Village6 - 60 km
Mosoco Cauca Colombia Village6 - 60 km
Bolívar Valle del Cauca Colombia Village6 - 61 km
Troya Valle del Cauca Colombia Village6 - 61 km
Milagrosa Tolima Colombia Village6 - 61 km
El Triunfo Huila Colombia Village6 - 61 km
La Unión Valle del Cauca Colombia Village6 - 61 km
Calderas Cauca Colombia Village6 - 62 km
Potrero Grande Huila Colombia Village6 - 62 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Herrera HRR unknown 0 22 km
Planadas PLA unknown 0 23 km
Benito Salas NVA 439 Civ. Paved Yes 5200 47 km
Yaguara AYG unknown 0 50 km
San Jacinto 975 0 71 km
Gen Navas Pardo CPL 832 Civ. Paved No 3900 74 km
Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International CLO 964 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 91 km
La Primavera LPE unknown 0 92 km
Marco Fidel Suarez Air Base 965 0 98 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Betania Magdalena 1984 52 km

More information

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