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6.0 Quake Strikes Colombia

6.0 Quake Strikes Colombia
As the shaking from a 6.0 quake ended, sirens sounded in the city of Bogota in Colombia.

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Colombia today, December 24, 2019, at 19:03:52 UTC shaking buildings in the capital, Bogota. This makes 2 quakes taking place in South America in the same day, as a same-magnitude earthquake also struck Argentina a few hours earlier.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered around 100 miles south of Bogota near the town of Lejanias. A 5.8 aftershock was measured nearby 16 minutes later.

There have been no reports of damages or injuries.

The quake was located at a depth of 10 kilometers in the proximity of these locations:

  • 4.8 km (2.9 mi) SSE of Lejanias
  • 33.4 km (20.7 mi) W of Granada
  • 40.6 km (25.2 mi) SW of San Martin
  • 61.3 km (38.0 mi) SSW of Acacias
  • 83.3 km (51.6 mi) SSW of Villavicencio