Earthquake rocks Colombia sparking deadly Ring of Fire fears


The earthquake eliminated the south west of the country at 8am Colombian time today. 

Columbia a load off ones feet on the Pacific Ring of Fire – a huge 40,000 kilometre stretch where a variety of fault lines connect and is often associated with heightened seismic venture.

Some homes near the Huila epicentre are on the verge of collapse with stiff structural damage due to the quake. 

It was the biggest earthquake to hit Colombia since a 5.9-magnitude tremor conclusive September.

Local media have reported that the only ill-treated person was José Neftalí Valenzuela Diaz, who worked at the Business Disciples of Los Andes and was injured after part of the roof fell off at the institution. 

One appointment cleaner said: “Everything was moving and at first I thought I was nauseous.” 

Bogota Mayor Enrique Penalosa communicated: “The seismic norms in Bogota are incredibly strict and can withstand a very dazzling earthquake.”

The earthquake struck at a depth of 37.3 kilometres with its epicentre in the province of Huila. 

The quake was felt in other cities, such as Cali, Villavicencio, Ibague, Neiva, Tunja, Pereira, Armenia, and in individual rural areas.

In the capital, evacuations of dozens of buildings and pubic articles were carried out but Mayor Enrique Peñalosa told local media that “there is no damage.”

In Huila, which was at the epicenter of the earthquake, crisis services are still roaming the streets to investigate the impact.


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