Strong 6.2-magnitude quake shakes central Colombia

  25 December 2019    Read: 994
Strong 6.2-magnitude quake shakes central Colombia

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook central Colombia on Tuesday, sending residents scrambling for safety but causing no casualties or major damage, Xinhua reports. 

According to Colombia's Geological Service, the quake struck at 2:03 p.m. local time, with an epicenter located near Mesetas, in Meta department, and at a depth of 30 kilometers.

In nearby Bogota, some buildings, residences and businesses were evacuated as a precautionary measure, as was the main terminal for TransMiCable, the city's cable car transportation system.

Minutes after the initial quake, at 2:19 p.m., there was a 5.7-magnitude aftershock that again sparked panic, especially among people living or working in highrise buildings.

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