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 america Geological Survey, prompting frightened residents to flee into the road and main a girl to fall to her dying.
There have been no instant stories of main injury from Thursday’s quake, which Colombia’s nationwide geological service reported as a magnitude 6.1.
The Colombian company stated 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 stated one girl fell to her dying within the southeast of the capital.
“We deeply remorse the one critical incident reported: a girl threw herself from the tenth ground of a residential constructing in Madelena, apparently attributable to nerves. We’re accompanying those that have been together with her in the home with medical groups,” Lopez stated on X, previously often called 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 under. Nobody was harm, the chambre stated.
Colombia’s civil defence company famous residents had been evacuated in the complete 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 stated its employees was checking for extra impacts.
The preliminary quake was adopted by aftershocks minutes later as folks 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 lively and options one of many nation’s major geological faults.
In March, authorities warned of a rise in seismic exercise across the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, a peak chargeable for triggering the nation’s largest recorded pure catastrophe, killing 25,000 folks in 1985.
In 2008, a quake centred in El Calvario killed 11 folks.