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20 Nov 1991 description


UNDRO 91/1744
COLOMBIA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
20 NOVEMBER 1991

1. EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6.8 ON RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED OFF WEST COAST OF COLOMBIA ABOUT 180 KM FROM CALI ON 19 NOVEMBER 1991 AT 22.28 HRS GMT (16.28 HRS LOCAL TIME).

2. EARTHQUAKE WIDELY FELT IN WESTERN COLOMBIA. AT THIS STAGE, DAMAGE TO HOUSING REPORTED IN PACIFIC PORT OF BUENAVENTURA AND CALI. TELEPHONE AND ELECTRICITY CUT IN PEREIRA.

3. UNDP/UNDRO REPRESENTATIVE IN BOGOTA REVIEWING SITUATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED.