Southwest Colombia experienced a strong earthquake

In the south-western Colombia earthquake with magnitude 6.9. The epicenter was in shock 9.6 km to the southwest of the city of Pasto in Nariño municipality and had a depth of 128.8 km. Despite decent depth, strength of the earthquake was enough to feel the tremors even in Quito, capital of Ecuador, and in neighboring Peru.

Southwest Colombia experienced a strong earthquake

It is reported that the earthquake was originally assigned a higher magnitude of 7.0 points, which was later reduced Geosluzhby U.S. seismologists. The earthquake injured eight people, all of them received injuries of various kinds. Six injured live in a village Jarque, Nariño, cracks and other damage present in about 143 x buildings, including homes.
Some damage occurs even in the capital city of Bogota, which is located more than 800 km from the epicenter of the earthquake. In general, some of the buildings in Bogotá have lost windows or small cracks in the walls. Over the past six months, this second earthquake similar power, recorded in Colombia. In September last year, an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 was disturbed Popayyan.

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