Two earthquakes were felt in the central part of the country this Friday morning

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Colombia is a country where many earthquakes occur every day.

During the morning of this Friday, February 2, the SGC recorded several earthquakes. The epicenter of the first earthquake was the municipalities of Lenguazac, Cundinamarca and Los Santos, Ecuador. However, the magnitude was small and did not cause structural damage.

Meanwhile, in the afternoon, the entity indicated that a new tremor had been recorded in the center of the country, with the municipality of Fomac being the epicenter of the seismic event, with a magnitude of 3.2 degrees. Some citizens reported that it was felt slightly in Bogotá.

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13:40 pm

Fomac – Cundinamarca

Local time: 2024-02-02 13:40:50

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Depth: Shallow (less than 30 km)

12:24 pm

Becerril – Caesar

Local time: 2024-02-02 12:24:27

Depth: Shallow (less than 70 km)

09:40 am

Mogots-Santander

Local time: 2024-02-02 09:40:15

09:25 am

Villanueva-Santander

Local time: 2024-02-02 09:25:09

7:45 am

Los Santos-Santander

Location: 6.76°,-73.13°

Nearby municipalities: Los Santos (Santander) 3 km, Jordan (Santander) 4 km, Aratoca (Santander) 14 km.

7:35 am

Lenguazac – Cundinamarca

Location: 5.25°,-73.69°

Nearby municipalities: Lenguazac (Cundinamarca) 6 km, Cucunuba (Cundinamarca) 9 km, Choconta (Cundinamarca) 12 km.

How to act when an earthquake occurs?

It is important to know how to act in the event of an earthquake to prevent accidents and increase your chances of survival. These are some detailed instructions from both the CDC and UNGRD:

  • Stay away from glass objects, hanging objects, bookshelves, display cases or other large furniture that could fall.
  • If there are any objects nearby, use them to protect your head and face in case of falling debris or glass.
  • If you are in the kitchen during an earthquake, turn off the stove and seek shelter.
  • If you are in bed at the time of an earthquake, wait and remain there with your head protected by a pillow. You will be less likely to get injured if you stay where you are. Broken glass on the floor can cause injury if you walk or lie on the floor.
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What not to do

  • Do not run out of buildings or houses during an earthquake, as windows, pillars, lights and other objects may fall.
  • Do not get under the door frame. Other people may also have the same idea.
  • Do not use lift. It is possible that during an earthquake the power may go out and they may stop.

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