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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Medellin, Colombia reports 6.1 Degree Earthquake



Bogota, Sep 14.- An earthquake of 6.1 degrees on the Richter scale was reported from Medellin, in the northwestern department of Antioquia, confirmed today the Colombian Geological Service.

It is specified that the quake, recorded last night, was felt throughout the city, although late new reports indicate that ther was not damages in the Antioquian capital.

The Geological Survice noted that the natural phenomenon was also felt in the coffee Center in and in Cali, Monteria and this capital.

The epicenter of the quake was located at 20 kilometers northwest of the municipal head of Mutatá, with a depth of 41 kilometers. In the demarcation, as well as other neighboring locality, were also reported two aftershocks.

The Administrative Department of Risk Management and Disaster of that city stressed that so far no damages are reported.

Also, Gilberto Mazo, coordinator of disaster management of the city, explained that departments such as Barija, San Juan de Uraba and Mutata remained without electricity because of the quake.(PL)