A powerful 7.3 earthquake hits the southwest of Columbia on Sunday afternoon, with no reports of damages or injuries. According to the USGS there are about fifteen magnitude 7.0 earthquakes every year, and in the last 45 days we have seen five 7.0 quakes in the last 45 days alone.
This quake centered 10km (6 miles) west-northwest of Isnos, Columbia, and 334 km northeast of Quito, Ecuador, according to
the U.S Geological Survey website.
The depth of this earthquake is 162.1 or 100.7 miles, says the USGS.
From the looks of things the frequency of larger quakes are picking up, with an august 14th a 7.7 magnitude earthquake was reported in Sea of Okhotsk near NE Russia;
on August 27, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Salvador; and on August 31, a 7.6 quake struck near the Philippine Islands, and on September 5th, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Costa Rica.