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20 Jan 1995 description

DHA-GENEVA 95/0028
1. ON 19 JANUARY (1005HRS LOCAL TIME, 1505HRS GMT) AN EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 6.5 OCCURRED ABOUT 110 KM EAST-NORTHEAST OF BOGOTA (LATITUDE 4.9 NORTH, LONGITUDE 73.1 WEST).

2. NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES AND NATIONAL RED CROSS ARE CARRYING OUT ASSESSMENTS OF THE AFFECTED AREAS. ONE DEAD AND MORE THAN TEN PERSONS INJURED. NO LARGE-SCALE DAMAGE TO HOUSING AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

3. GOVT HAS NOT REQUESTED INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

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