A powerful earthquake struck the capital of Colombia and other major cities
The US Geological Survey reported that the initial quake measured 6.3 on the Richter scale and the aftershock at 5.7. Both quakes were centered about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Bogotá, according to the USGS.
People in the capital of 11 million people felt buildings and floors rumble in the afternoon quake, and alarms sounded as scores of residents flocked out of their homes.
“Everything was moving and people came out and said, ‘It’s shaking, it’s shaking!’,” Bogotá resident Gonzalo Martin said. “Many people rushed to the street because of the tremors.”
The earthquake was also felt in major cities such as Medellin and Cali.
Videos on social media showed furniture moving and chandeliers swaying during the quake.