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Powerful quake rattles Colombia's Pacific coastline

A powerful 6.9 magnitude quake shakes Colombia's Pacific coastline near the border with Ecuador on late Sunday.

world Updated: Sep 10, 2007, 08:30 IST
AFP

A powerful 6.9 magnitude quake shook Colombia's Pacific coastline near the border with Ecuador on late Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported.

The quake struck at 8:49 pm (0149 GMT) and its epicenter was located some 140 kilometers (87 miles) north-northeast of Tumaco, and 166 kilometers (103 miles) southwest of Buenaventura, Colombia's main port on the Pacific, the USGS said.

The epicenter was at a depth of eight kilometers (five miles).

Early radio reports gave no indications of victims or destruction.

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