6.9 magnitude earthquake hits southwestern Colombia

By REUTERS
February 9, 2013 16:34




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.

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

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