October 3, 1995 in Nation/World

Earthquake Strikes Southern Colombia

Associated Press

An earthquake hit southern Colombia Monday night, shaking windows and briefly cutting phone service in the Colombian capital of Bogota.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake, which lasted about 20 seconds, had a magnitude of between 6.5 and 7.0, according to Julian Escallon, sub-director of Ingeominas, a Colombian geological institute which monitors seismic activity.

One report said the quake was centered near the city of Pasto.

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