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A new earthquake of magnitude 4.1 was felt in eastern Colombia this morning

At around 6:03 this Wednesday, September 13, the Colombian Geological Service (SGC) reported a 4.1 magnitude earthquake where the department of Arauca was its epicenter, right in the municipality of Tame.

The SGC detailed that the seismic event had a depth of 70 kilometers and was located 12 km from the Tame zone, the epicenter of the earthquake and the border with Venezuela. It also has a latitude of 6.56 and a longitude of 71.79.

According to preliminary information from the SGC, the natural phenomenon was also felt in Bogotá, Boyacá and Valle del Cauca. In addition, according to the intensity level of the entity, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4 means that it is “felt by many.”

Some Internet users, residents of the epicenter area, wrote on social networks that the earthquake was “super strong, but short.” In the same way, they also announced that the earthquake was felt in places like Fortul and Saravena, towns in that department.

“From Saravena a single very hard movement was felt, it seems like an explosion,” said a person on X, formerly Twitter. And it is that so far there is no report of material damage or injuries as a result of the movement.

It is important to highlight that since last August these types of seismic events have become a daily occurrence in Colombia, because according to the Colombian Geological Service, the country is in a position that allows it to be prone to shake.

However, as far as it is known, they stated that there are places that are more repetitive, like what happened in the department of Santander. Also, the SGC reiterated that it is not possible to prevent an earthquake, but it reiterated that it will prepare and comply with safety guidelines.

Do you know how to respond to an earthquake?

The Colombian Geological Service recommends that the best thing in this type of case is to stay calm.

“This will allow us to act with greater certainty. The first thing to do is to seek protection. If you are in an earthquake-resistant construction, position yourself near columns, under a table or in areas marked as safe, always away from glass or elements that may fall,” said of the entity.

Other recommendations are that when you are at home, open all the doors of your rooms so that in such a case they do not get blocked.

The last earthquake recorded before this occurred on Tuesday, September 12, and the town of Los Santos, Santander, was its epicenter, with a magnitude of 4.3 and a depth of 151 kilometers.

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