A magnitude 6.1 earthquake causes panic in Bogotá

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A strong earthquake rocked Bogotá on Thursday afternoon, causing scenes of panic in the streets of the Colombian capital, without causing major damage.

The tremor, of magnitude 6.1, occurred at 12:04 p.m. (17:04 GMT), according to an urgent bulletin from the Colombian geological service. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the town of El Calvario, 40 km southeast of Bogota, at a depth of 30 km, according to the geological service.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported for its part a magnitude of 6.3 degrees.

“The only serious incident reported was the death of a woman who apparently suffered a nervous breakdown and jumped from the tenth floor of an apartment block,” said the mayor of the city, Claudia López in X (formerly, Twitter ). Firefighters confirmed the death of the victim.

According to Ms. Lopez, there have simply been “people trapped in elevators and other minor incidents” of the same type.

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