According to the United States Geological Survey, an earthquake has struck near Yacuanquer, Colombia, South America on Saturday midday.
The quake struck around 11:30 a.m. local time.
The quake has initially been registered as a magnitude 7.0.
A quake this strong is capable of causing significant damage to weakly constructed dwellings, if near the surface.
According to the USGS, the quake was centered about 3 miles northeast of Yacuanquer, but at a depth of 80 miles. Such a quake is considered to be rather deep.
According to the Associated Press, Colombian authorities are not indicating any reports of injuries or damage in the area.