Bogota, May 25: At least seven people were killed when an
earthquake measuring 5.5 on Richter scale struck Colombian capital
Bogota this morning.
Residents of the city rushed out of their homes in panic when the tremors were felt at 0050 hours (Indian Standard Time) IST.
In contrast to the earlier figure, which was measured by the State geological agency Ignominies, on an open-ended Richter scale, the US Geological Survey in Colorado registered the quake at 5.7 on the moment magnitude scale. The epicentre of the quake was about 54 kilometres east-southeast of Bogota, reports said.