Keep up with the news by installing RT’s extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines to you.

 

Magnitude 6.9 quake hits Colombia

Published time: February 09, 2013 14:32
Edited time: February 09, 2013 19:23
Map

Map

A massive 6.9 magnitude earthquake has rocked southwestern Colombia, the US Geological Survey says. The quake, centered 10km southwest of Pasto, was felt as far away as the capital Bogota.

The 129km-deep quake struck at 14:16 GMT and was originally reported by USGS as a 7.0 magnitude.

Pasto, the nearest Colombian city to the quake, has a population of more than 400,000 people. The town of Yacuanquer is just 3km away the quake’s center.

Local media in Colombia and Ecuador, where the quake was also felt, say that there have been no immediate reports of damage to infrastructure.

"Authorities said the quake was deep and ask people to stay calm," Colombian media network Caracol reported in a Tweet.

Comments

Add comment

Authorization required for adding comments

Register or

Name

Password

Show password

Register

or Register

Request a new password

Send

or Register

To complete a registration check
your Email:

OK

or Register

A password has been sent to your email address

Edit profile

X

Name

New password

Retype new password

Current password

Save

Cancel

Follow us