6.9 magnitude quake rocks southwestern Colombia

6.9 magnitude quake rocks southwestern Colombia

PanARMENIAN.Net - A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocked southwestern Colombia on Saturday, Feb 9, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, centered 6 miles southwest of Pasto, was 80.5 miles deep and was felt as far away as Quito, Ecuador.

USGS originally reported the quake, which struck at 1416 GMT, as a 7.0 magnitude, Reuters reported.

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