M 6.5 in Colombia on 25 May 2023 03:05 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1375603
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.5M
Depth: 13 Km
Lat/Lon: 8.9283 , -77.0881
Event Date: 25 May 2023 03:05 UTC
24 May 2023 22:05 Local
Exposed Population: 7 thousand in MMI VI
Inserted at: 26 May 2023 03:41 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 (Colombia)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0.1 0.1
us7000k3n3 Scaled population (raster) 0 Max wave alert 0.11m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.11m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.87      
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Colombia, Panama - Earthquake (ECHO 25 May 2023)Thu, 25 May 2023 10:23

  • An earthquake of 6.6 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in the southern Caribbean Sea close to the coasts of north-western Colombia and south-eastern Panama. The epicentre was located approximately 36 km north-east of Capurganá village (Choco Department, north-western Colombia) which is very close to the border with Panama.
  • An aftershock of 4.9 M has been recorded in the area. According to the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD), there was no tsunami threat for the Colombian Caribbean Coast after the seismic event.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 12,000 people were exposed to strong shaking.
  • According to media reports, there have been no initial reports of damage or casualties as a result of the earthquake.
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (91), (5), NEIC (6), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),