The massive tremor began from the North West of the South American polity, in El Divino, 32 miles (51.5 km) northwest of the city of Tula. It deleted the country at a depth of 113.3km (70miles). The quake hit at 2.21pm (8pm GMT).
Columbia citizens took to social media moments after the monster quake hit.
One alleged the tremor lasted 30 seconds.
He said: “I grew up in Southern California so I am familiar to severe quakes.
“This one was unusual in that it lasted for about 30 substitutes. It rumbled, got more intense, faded and got intense once again. Residents here were frightened and running in the streets.”
Another said the quake was “the strongest in the past five years”, while a third commenter indicated the shake was “like surfing on my bed for 20 seconds”.
The USGS said earthquakes can be shared in South America due to an ill defined tectonic plate boundary.
They disclosed in a statement: “Since 1900, the largest earthquakes to occur in this territory were the October 29 1900 Magnitude 7.7 Caracas earthquake, and the July 29 1967 Bigness 6.5 earthquake near this same region.
“Further to the west, a bright zone of compressive deformation trends southwestward across western Venezuela and medial Colombia.
“The plate boundary is not well defined across northwestern South America, but deformation modifications from being dominated by Caribbean/South America convergence in the east to Nazca/South America convergence in the west.”
It is not currently differentiated how many are injuried.
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