Natural disasters in Colombia
Colombia is also affected greatly by natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. Here are some previously recorded disasters:
1999 Armenia, Colombia earthquake
The 1999 Armenia earthquake is a natural disaster that affected heavily the city of Armenia, Colombia in the Quindio department, 18 towns and 28 villages in the Colombian Coffee-Growers Axis region departments, and in a lesser degree, the cities of Pereira and Manizales. The earthquake happened on Monday, 25th January, 1999 13:19 (18:19:17 GMT) with an intensity of 6.4 degrees in the Richter scale. The epicenter was located in the coordinates latitude 4,29 degrees north and longitude 75,68 degrees west, with a focus deep 33,0 km.
Hurricane Cesar was the third named storm of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season. The Category 1 hurricane formed in late July in the Caribbean Sea and pounded Central America with rain, killing 67 people and causing local governments to deem the region a disaster area. After crossing Central America, the storm redeveloped in the eastern Pacific as Hurricane Douglas, which became part of the 1996 Pacific hurricane season and reached Category 4 strength in the open ocean.
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