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26 Aug 2019 | 08:35 AM UTC

Colombia: 5.3-magnitude earthquake strikes near Guapi August 25

Colombia News Alert

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake recorded near Guapi (Cauca department) August 25; aftershocks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/27/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Guapi


A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck approximately 28 km (17 mi) northwest of Guapi (Cauca department) on Sunday, August 25, around 15:30 (local time) at a depth of 69.5 km (43 mi). There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Aftershocks are possible in the region over the coming hours.  


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation, prepare for aftershocks, and anticipate localized infrastructure damage and transportation disruptions.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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