Two earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 and 4.3 in southwest Colombia leave two dead

Two earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 and 4.3 on the Richter scale, which had the Galeras volcano as its epicenter, shook today the Colombian department of Nariño, bordering Ecuador, and left two people dead in Pasto, the regional capital- confirmed official sources.

The first earthquake occurred at 4.35 local time (9.35 GMT), with a strong reply a minute later, causing the death of two people in the sector of Briceño, in Pasto, and cracking the road that leads from that city to the town of Genoy ,there was also damage to infrastructure.

The governor of that department, Camilo Romero confirmed the death of the two persons through his Twitter account, also announced that the emergency protocols were activated and send his condolences and solidarity to the families of the victims.

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