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Rift in Gramalot, Colombia

From series “Dangerous Faults and Rifts of Earth Crust”
Gramalot city became known beyond Columbia thanks to a mysterious fault. In December 2010 the city began to move and in the earth has appeared large rifts. Hundreds of houses and roads were destroyed. At first, local mass media explained these changes as a reason for strong winds. However, this theory had no science approves. We still don't know what was the real reason for the city destruction.

Some scientists think that the whole city had a large tectonic fault for thousand years but it wasn't active. No less than a year will be spent to claim this theory. The population at that time was more than 7 800 people. All people were evacuated to safe places. Less than in a day the city was practically destroyed. Nowadays we can see only several streets that were saved.

The roads were turned into huge faults. In 2010 was demolished the main city sightseeing – the 19th-century church. Nowadays the most logical and true to life explanation of happened is that the city is situated over the large geological fault. Strong rains, that were in 2010, made the movement of the ground. All these became a reason for the earthquake. Thanks to good work of special services, people stayed alive. After the tragedy, the government of Columbia planned to give money for city reconstruction. However, even now, the city is in bad condition. Next - Huacullani rift

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'CAJERO SERVIBANCA' located in 21 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Alquiler de autos en Cucuta' is located in 33 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Estación De Servicio Terpel-Quebrada Seca' in 26 km
Parking: 'Parqueadero De Vehiculos Pesados' in 28 km
Apotheek: 'Droguería RA-MO' in 30 km
Police station: 'Estacion De Policia Villa Caro' in 19 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Restaurante Las Gemelas' in 2.46 km

Nearest airports:
 »  San Antonio Airport SVZ - in 39 km
 »  Jose Maria Cordova International Airport MDE - in 347 km
 »  Olaya Herrera Airport EOH - in 359 km
 »  Rafael Nunez International Airport CTG - in 412 km
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Hotel Luxor

Located in 32 km from Rift in Gramalot
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Rooms: 44
Decorated with tiled floors and wooden furnishing, rooms at Hotel Luxor are fitted with minibars and work desks. All of them have private bathrooms. … More: photo, rates and booking
Caobos Hotel Boutique

Located in 33 km from Rift in Gramalot
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Rooms: 11
The rooms in Caobos Hotel Boutique feature private bathrooms with 24/7 hot water, air conditioning, and minibars. Room service is available. Caobos … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Bolívar

Located in 34 km from Rift in Gramalot
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Rooms: 128
Decorated in harmonizing colours, rooms at Hotel Bolivar feature plasma TVs and large windows with a garden view. They have wooden work desks and air … More: photo, rates and booking
Cariongo Plaza Hotel

Located in 59 km from Rift in Gramalot
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Rooms: 85
Providing a tranquil environment, the rooms in Cariongo Plaza Hotel feature private bathrooms, TVs and minibars. Guests at Cariongo Plaza Hotel can … More: photo, rates and booking

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