September 22, 2018
Medellin News

Strong quake rocks parts of Antioquia

The week started off with a bang as a sizable quake was felt in part of Antioquia on Monday morning. According to the Colombian Geological Service, the tremor was measured at a magnitude of 5.4 with an origin right outside of Manizales in Colombia’s coffee-growing region known as the “Eje Cafetero.”

The tremor was felt in parts of Medellín, San Vincente, and Pereira, among other locales. Social media posters reported feeling a tremor as far as Bogotá and Cali.

The earthquake was measured at a 112-kilometer depth and was also close to the town of Neira in Caldas.

Though some structures and building were reported to sway near the epicenter, there have been no damages or injuries reported.

Octavio Cardona, mayor of Manizales, said that the city was on alert for any damages but that none had been reported yet.

“We are making the necessary revisions in different places around the city,” Cardona said. “We are looking to determine what type of effect that the quake left in Manizales. At the moment there is no new news to report.”

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