6.8 earthquake strikes off coast of Colombia

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Shake map of the quake.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) a magnitude 6.8 struck just of the coast of Colombia at 01:49 (UTC) with a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 150 km (95 miles) north, northeast of Tumaco, Colombia.

There are reports of power outages in some cities, but there are no reports of damage to buildings, deaths or injuries. The USGS says that some "moderate" damage may exist near the coastline of southwest Columbia.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has not issued a tsunami warning saying there is "no destructive widespread tsunami threat based on earthquake historical data," but that "small waves could be generated locally."