In the early hours of Thursday, September 14, the Colombian Geological Service reported, A 5.5 magnitude earthquake was felt at around 02:01 at night.

The epicenter of the earthquake was Los Santos, Santander, at a depth of 154 km.

(Also: Suggestions to consider during an earthquake).

The earthquake was felt in many regions, especially in the center and west of the country, in the provinces of Santander, Antioquia, Boyacá, Cundinamarca and Caldas.

Many users on social networks claimed to have felt the earthquake in cities such as Medellín, Floridablanca, Bucaramanga, Manizales, Itagüí and Armenia. Others reported this in various parts of Boyacá, such as Tunja, Sogamoso and Duitama. It was even less felt in Bogota and various municipalities of Cundimamarca.

Additionally, some internet users claimed that the Android seismic alarm was activated.

(You can read: Strange blue glow seen amid tragedy due to earthquake in Morocco).


A few minutes ago, SGC reported another earthquake of smaller magnitude in Los Santos, one of the places with the highest seismicity in the country.This earthquake occurred at around 01:44 at night and had a magnitude of 3.2.

(See also: Video: The moment a girl was rescued alive from the rubble after the earthquake in Morocco).

Red Cross recommends Always breathe and calm down before making hasty decisions. If you are in an earthquake-resistant building, you can lean under a piece of furniture or against a wall for protection.

Remember to maintain the fetal position by protecting your neck and head with your arms.

If your location is not earthquake resistant, it is recommended that you evacuate as soon as possible and stay away from hanging objects and windows.

It is important to have an emergency kit at your workplace or home and agree on a meeting point.


Source: Exame

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