One girl died after leaping from the tenth ground of a constructing amid panic in Bogota.
An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude adopted by dozens of aftershocks has struck the Colombian capital Bogota, in accordance with the USA Geological Survey, prompting frightened residents to flee into the road and main a lady to fall to her demise.
There have been no instant experiences of main injury from Thursday’s quake, which Colombia’s nationwide geological service reported as a magnitude 6.1.
The Colombian company mentioned it struck at 12:04pm (17:04 GMT), with its epicentre within the city of El Calvario, 40km (25 miles) southeast of Bogota. It hit at a depth of lower than 30km (19 miles).
Buildings shook and sirens sounded as hundreds of panicked residents poured into the streets of the capital.
Mayor Claudia Lopez mentioned one girl fell to her demise within the southeast of the capital.
“We deeply remorse the one critical incident reported: a lady threw herself from the tenth ground of a residential constructing in Madelena, apparently as a result of nerves. We’re accompanying those that have been along with her in the home with medical groups,” Lopez mentioned on X, previously generally known as Twitter.
Colombia’s Congress reported damages to the chambre of representatives, the place the earthquake shook a plaster ornament free from the ceiling and onto a desk beneath. Nobody was damage, the chambre mentioned.
Colombia’s civil defence company famous residents had been evacuated in all the municipality of El Calvario. Home windows within the space have been broken by the quakes.
In close by Villavicencio, the company reported a landslide and mentioned its employees was checking for extra impacts.
The preliminary quake was adopted by aftershocks minutes later as individuals crowded the town’s streets. Colombia’s nationwide geological service estimated the second quake at a 5.6 magnitude, with the next aftershock measured at 4.8.
Central Colombia is seismically energetic and options one of many nation’s foremost geological faults.
In March, authorities warned of a rise in seismic activity across the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, a peak liable for triggering the nation’s largest recorded pure catastrophe, killing 25,000 individuals in 1985.
In 2008, a quake centred in El Calvario killed 11 individuals.