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Earthquake Strikes in Colombia

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.