Quindio, 25th January 1999
The magnitude 5.9 (ML) Quindio
earthquake occurred at 19 minutes past one on a Monday afternoon.
It left about 1,200 people dead and 8,500 injured, destroyed
or damaged 80,000 homes, and left 90,000 families homeless.
was 16 km south of a city called Armenia. The cities of Armenia
and Pereira and many other towns in the surrounding area,
including Calcara and Pijao were affected by the earthquake.