Colombia Earthquake Shakes Country, But No Damage or Death Reported

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 03:47 PM

By Robin Farmer

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A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean jolted Colombia Tuesday, but while the quake left the country shaken, it was unscathed.

No casualties or damage were reported from the quake that struck at 10:43 a.m. local time, prompting President Juan Manueal Santos to tweet that there were “no victims to mourn and nothing to fear.”

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No tsunami watch was issued, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was centered in waters near several Colombian cities and Panama. The quake had a depth of 2.7 miles and was felt in Mutis, Colombia, which is 63 miles away, according to Bloomberg News.

Earlier this year, a 6.9-magnitude quake destroyed homes and injured at least six people in Colombia. The February earthquake registered 80.5 miles deep and rattled southwestern Colombia, according to NBC News.

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