Moderate Earthquake Felt In Colombian Capital

July 30th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by GD  

By Gian Gomez
EarthquakeBogota, Colombia, July 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bogota, the capital city of Colombia experienced a moderate earthquake on the 29th of July. According to reports from the city, the earthquake measured at 5.4 on the Richter scale. The earthquake news was one of the major headlines in every television news channel yesterday who reported that no casualties have been reported after the earthquake rocked the Colombian city and life in the city was completely normal.

The first tremors were felt during the late afternoons, at around 2:34 pm yesterday, when grounds near the municipality of Ortega shook under the effect of the quake claimed the television reports. Though the Emergency System of the Bogota District were quick to provide the measurement of the earthquake and issue prior warnings, they did not have to take much action considering that the tremors from the earthquake were not of the amount that could cause any real harm. The Colombian Civil Defense has also confirmed that no real damage was done by the 5.4 earthquake to people or buildings in the city, though some houses in the downtown parts of the city did feel the earthquake more than what was felt in the upper parts of Bogota.

The Civil Defense services of Bogota conducted a detailed search in the entire city for signs of any casualty caused but could not search for any even in the peripheral parts of Bogota. However notices were issued for people to evacuate the Palace of Justice, Congress and other public and private sector buildings within the city to avoid the aftershocks of the earthquake. Places like Bogota, Medellin, Aremnia, Florencia and Neiva felt the maximum tremors of the earthquake.

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