facebook
twitter
search
search

Strong offshore earthquake shakes western Colombia

Aug. 13, 2013 at 3:48 PM

BOGOTA, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A strong earthquake struck Tuesday in the Pacific Ocean off Colombia, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake measured 6.7 on the Richter scale, strong enough to cause significant damage in built-up areas. But the epicenter was about 50 miles from land and 59 miles west-southwest of Mutis, Colombia, the nearest city.

The Alaska Tsunami Center reported no danger of tsunamis.

Residents of much of western Colombia reported feeling the shaking, Colombia Reports said. But there appeared to be no injuries or damage to buildings or other property.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Chelsea Clinton accidentally calls Bernie 'President Sanders'
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Susan Sarandon responds to Piers Morgan criticizing cleavage
Two Virginia Tech students plotted 13-year-old's death, prosecutors said
Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice got classified email on private accounts