A strong M6.1 earthquake has struck Andes region in western Colombia. The quake hit at 14:21 (local time) (19:21 GMT) at a depth of 113 kilometers (70 miles) some 7 kilometers (4 miles) away from El Dovio, about 370 kilometers (230 miles) west of the Colombian capital of Bogota. There have been no immediate reports of casualties or major damage yet.
Tremors could be felt in the city of Cali located more than 150 kilometers from El Dovio as well as near the capital.
#Colombia | Primeras imágenes de los daños causados por el sismo en Versalles, Valle del Cauca, que se sintió en varias ciudades de Colombia.— RED+ Noticias (@RedMasNoticias) March 23, 2019
Edificio Infimanizales donde funciona el Concejo Municipal de Manizales.https://t.co/bSbfNWonqu pic.twitter.com/Spn63Dyrbq
In Cali, the quake knocked bottles from shelves in a local supermarket. “People panicked and ran out” of the mall, one person wrote on Twitter:
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In other footage, taken in a residential building near Bogota, kitchen utensils hanging on a wall can be seen shaking.
According to the National Unit for Risk Management (UNGDR), there have been no reports of casualties or damage to infrastructure in the country.
The UNGDR is currently assessing the possible impacts of the earthquake in the Valle del Cauca.
On Saturday morning, the Geological Service had also registered an M3.0 earthquake near Ayapel, Córdoba. Since 1900, the largest earthquakes to occur in this region were the October 29 1900 Magnitude 7.7 Caracas earthquake, and the July 29 1967 Magnitude 6.5 earthquake.