Get this from a library! The earthquake devastated cities and villages across western Colombia, a vast Andean terrain where much of the world's coffee is grown. An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 (Mb) occurred in west-central part of Colombia on January 25, 1999. The Colombian Earthquake of January 1999: Lessons for Seismic Disaster Prevention and Response Omar D. Cardona A. Mejdy Mohamed Jonathan Palomino John Fernandez Daniel Amador Pablo Rodas ARMENIA TODAY The Colombian government signed the Pacific Coast Railway Project to generate 6,900 new jobs and reactivated 140,000 direct and indirect positions, 30,000 of those jobs in the city of Armenia Country Colombia Location Coffee Belt in the central region of Colombia Brief Overview of the Disaster On January 25, 1999, a seismic event of 6.2 degrees in the Richter scale took place, and four hours later, another one of 5.8 degrees shook the Coffee Belt located in the central region of Colombia, on the central Cordillera. In 1999, a earthquake measuring six struck Colombia's coffee-growing region, killing about 1,000 people. Quindío, Colombia earthquake of January 25, 1999 : reconnaissance report. The last comparable death toll from a Colombian quake prior to that was in 1875 when about 1,000 people died near Cucuta. [Alejandro P Asfura; Paul J Flores; EQE Engineering Consultants. It begins with a brief summary of the seismological characteristics and statistics on deaths, injuries, number of buildings damaged, and economic losses. At 13:19 local time (18:19 GMT), on Monday, January 25 th, 1999 an earthquake with magnitude 6.2 on the Richter scale occurred in the western part of Colombia. Coffee Belt Earthquake, 1999. The 1999 Armenia, Colombia earthquake occurred on 25 January at 13:19 with an epicenter 25 miles (40 km) west south west of Ibagué, Colombia. It shook buildings as far â¦ The earthquake caused approximately 1,200 deaths and 5,000 injuries, damaged or destroyed 50,000 structures, and displaced more than 200,000 persons from their homes throughout Abstract: The report documents damage caused by the January 1999 earthquake that struck the region around Quindio in western Colombia. COLOMBIA: EARTHQUAKE Joint Federation/ICRC appeal 2 February 1999 Appeal no. The shock heavily affected the city of Armenia, Colombia in the Quindío department, and about 18 other towns and 28 additional villages in the Colombian Coffee-Growers Axis region departments, and to a lesser degree, the cities of Pereira and â¦ Sydney does not have frequent or severe earthquakes.The last "major" earthquake was in 1999, it measured 4.8 on the Richter Scale and caused about 1000 homes to â¦ ; Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (U.S.)] -- On Monday, January 25th, 1999, at 13:19 local time, an earthquake with a magnitude 6.2 on the Richter scale occurred in the western part of Colombia. 01 Period covered: 26 -31 January The Colombian Red Cross has ended the search and rescue phase of its relief operation and is now expediting the delivery and distribution of relief items in Assess the damage caused by the January 25, 1999, earthquake in Colombia through reading and discussing âColombians Sift Rubble as Earthquake Toll Rises.â 3. This earthquake is officially called Quindio Earthquake from the name of the most affected province. On 25 January 1999, at 1:19 p.m. local time, a 6.2ML earthquake shook the Colombian Midwest, a traditional coffee-growing area.Severe damages were reported in Armenia (270,000 inhabitants), the capital of Quindio Department, as well as in the capital of Risaralda â¦ 04/99 Situation report no.