Powerful 7.3 earthquake strikes along the coast of Colombia: the fifth 7.0 magnitude quake to strike in 45 days

September 30, 2012 COLOMBIAA strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck along the coast of Colombia at a depth of 162.1 km (100.7 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (39 miles) S (176°) from Popayan, Colombia and 345 km (214 miles) from QUITO, Ecuador. According to USGS statistics, about fifteen 7.0 magnitude earthquakes occur each year but there have been five such high intensity earthquakes reported across the planet in the last 45 days, provided the USGS does not downgrade today’s quake further. On August 14, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake was reported in Sea of Okhotsk near NE Russia; on August 27, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador; on August 31, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the Philippine Islands, and on September 5, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Costa Rica. Today’s earthquake was originally registered as a 7.4 by the USGS. The director of Colombia’s disaster relief service, Carlos Ivan Marquez, said that there were only reports of minor damage to homes in one village. The temblor shook buildings and rattled windows in 10 central and western provinces, but despite police and firefighters reported no damage. The quake also shook Ecuador’s capital Quito and other parts of the country for about 30 seconds, and was felt particularly in tall buildings in the capital.The Extinction Protocol
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20 Responses to Powerful 7.3 earthquake strikes along the coast of Colombia: the fifth 7.0 magnitude quake to strike in 45 days

  1. Cisco says:

    Being that it was deep could have saved Colombia. Stay safe!


  2. “Shake and Bake” The signs of the times!


  3. Yamkin says:

    USGS have now revised the quake to Magnitude 7.3 Depth 162 km


  4. Montana Jim says:

    The hand of God is at work here.


  5. Irene C says:

    That’s a lot of shaking in such a short period of time. Now I wonder how many more quakes this will trigger. Will be watching…


    • Garth Colin Whelan says:

      Most likely a few 4 and 5 pointers will be the aftershocks of this one… …and of caouse, many more small ones.


  6. Arlene Hilt says:



  7. Common Sense says:

    We were overdue many 7 magnitude quakes as soon as we made it a ways through Q2, seems as though all of them are making way for the usual deadline.


  8. JA says:

    I felt this all the way in Quito today, and it shook me up something awful – it was definitely a prolonged tremor. What shook me up even more was finding out the epicenter was in Colombia… and now I find out how many of these the earth is banging out more and more as time goes by. God bless us all…. things are going to get even heavier…


  9. Warren H. says:

    Still waiting for something to actually happen every quake so far this year has done nothing to any major population aside from china and Iran, no large scale destruction of any kind. If god is so displeased why is he taking so long to make his point??? We will all still be here after Dec. 21/12.


  10. barb says:

    DOUBLE IMPACT: Earth’s magnetic field is reverberating in response to a pair of impacts on Sept. 30th. A weak interplanetary shock wave hit Earth at 10:25 UT followed by a stronger CME strike at approximately 22:30 UT. Observers in Norway are reporting significant ground currents, while the Arctic Circle is glowing with Northern Lights. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras, especially during the hours around local midnight.


  11. Ann G. says:

    Where are the aftershocks?


  12. Countrygirl says:

    Alvin, there does not appear to be any aftershocks yet with this quake. Unusual for such a large event, yes? Could this mean there is more stress to be released in this general area? Thank you for everything you do -the TEP is the first site I check daily for the information that really matters.
    Blessings to you!


  13. Irene C says:

    There was a M6.2-96km ENE of Miyako, Japan followed by a M5.1 – 107km E of Miyako, Japan.


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