A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocked southwestern Colombia on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake, centered 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Pasto, was 80.5 miles deep (130 km) and was felt as far away as Quito, Ecuador.

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