The Colombian Geological System (SGC) recorded a new earthquake in the country this Saturday, September 16, at around 8:30 a.m. Its epicenter was in Los Santos, Santander, with a magnitude of 5.0.
According to preliminary reports, the earthquake did not cause any material or human damage.
More earthquake reports
According to the SGC, five earthquakes were recorded in different parts of the country this Saturday morning. The first of these was reported at around 1:00 a.m. in the municipality of Zapatoca, in the department of Santander, with a magnitude of 2.2 and a depth of 137 kilometers.
The next one occurred at 2:00 a.m. in Los Santos, Santander, with a magnitude of 3.2 and a depth of 150 kilometers. A third earthquake occurred at 2:39 a.m. in Puerto Boyacá, Boyacá, with a magnitude of 2.1 and a depth of 208 kilometers. The fourth at 2:46 a.m. in Piedecuesta, Santander, with a depth of 137 kilometers and a magnitude of 2.1 and a fifth penultimate earthquake at 4:59 a.m. in Los Santos, Santander, with a magnitude of 2.3 and one Depth of 134 kilometers.
What to do in an earthquake?
Authorities recommend that in the event of an earthquake, it is important to establish escape and safety areas within the home or site structure. It’s important to keep them in mind at all times and not just until you’re shaking.
It is also important to have a first aid kit, a flashlight, a battery-operated radio and some canned goods on hand. Also, have a copy of your identification documents ready and find a way to turn off the electricity and gas systems before carrying out an evacuation measure.
Stay calm while traveling, avoid running, and be aware of the movements of children, the elderly, or pregnant people.
Avoid standing near windows, glass objects, exterior doors, or walls. And if you’re on the street, do the same with the utility poles and cables; If you are in a building, do not use the elevator and stay near the pillars.