LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A massive 7.4 Colombia earthquake today 2012 has just struck. The terremoto en Colombia hoy was centered near Bogota, felt in Ecuador and neighboring regions. The Colombia earthquake today September 30, 2012 erupted moments ago as one of the strongest temblors to shake Colombia in recent memory.
Officials tell news that a 7.4 magnitude Colombia earthquake today erupted Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 11:31 am local time. The quake, however, had a moderate depth. Officials tell news that the quake was eighty-seven miles below the earth’s surface. As a result, the quake could be felt across the immediate region.
USGS indicates to news that earthquake struck thirty-one miles south of Popayan, Colombia. The quake was seventy-two miles northeast of Pasto and seventy-four miles west of Florencia, officials tell news. The quake was roughly two hundred miles northeast of Quito, Ecuador as well.
Mapping reveals the quake was north east of Pasto and south of Buga. The quake was southwest of Bogota and Sogamoso. It was also centered close to Neiva. Damage assessment has yet to be released by local news. No reports of injuries have yet to be indicated.
On July 29 2010, a 5.0 magnitude quake struck the same region. Earthquake mapping shows that the quake was southwest of Bogota and east of the major center of Tulua. The earthquake’s epicenter was in the western mountain regions near the Sumapaz National Park nestled near the 45 freeway.
In February this year, a 5.3 magnitude Bogota temblor struck the country. The terremoto struck with a nominal depth, USGS reports to news. It struck one hundred miles below the earth’s surface. As a result, it was felt across a narrow section of the country.