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Mar 12, 2015

04:01:03 GMT--Earthquake - South-America - Colombia



EDIS Number: EQ-20150312-47285-COL

Date / time: 12/03/2015 03:58:34 [UTC]

Event: Earthquake

Area: South-America

Country: Colombia

State/County: Province of Santander

Location: Maracaibo

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate



Description:



The earthquake caused damages to at least 14 municipalities in the Latin American country. An 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit the north of Colombia and parts of Venezuela at 3:55 p.m. local time Tuesday, causing damages to hundreds of buildings in at least 14 municipalities across the country, government officials reported Wednesday. Over 200 homes and three airports were also reported damaged after the earthquake, a spokesperson for the Colombian government said. However, no victims have yet been reported. The epicenter of the quake was in Colombia's northern province of Santander, but reverberation was also strongly felt in the country's capital Bogota, as well as the cities of Medellin, Cucuta and Bucaramanga. Tremors were felt as far away as the city of Maracaibo in the east of Venezuela, and other surrounding cities. People rapidly evacuated buildings and filled parks, plazas and other open space areas. Telephone services have reportedly been down in Bogota, but no other major damages or injuries have yet been reported.




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