The eastern part of Venezuela hit a powerful earthquake on Tuesday with a magnitude of 7.3 magnitudes, reported AP, referring to the USGS US Geological Survey. Caracas has evacuated the buildings in the capital.
The authorities did not immediately report victims or damage. In the Venezuelan metropolis people walked out of their homes and the offices evacuated. The earthquake was felt in the Colombian capital Bogota.
The USGS originally reported an earthquake of magnitude 7.0, later increased to 7.3. According to him, the earthquake was 123 kilometers deep and the epicenter was 20 miles northwest of Yaguaraparo.