Earthquake in Venezuela (video)

AajakoKhabar   |    Published on Wednesday August 22, 2018

Kathmandu: A powerful earthquake has rocked the Caribbean and South America, as the first images of the devastation begin to emerge. A tremor has shaken eastern Venezuela through to Colombia and Trinidad, causing buildings to be evacuated in Caracas and Bogotá. Cars have been flattened by collapsing walls, supermarket shelves have been completely wiped out and gaping holes in the ground have begun to emerge in Trinidad.

 

The quake has been placed at a 7.3 magnitude with its epicenter being 13 miles southwest of Irapa, the U.S. Geological Survey says. he Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said a tsunami was possible within nearly 200 miles of the earthquake epicenter, which could hit Grenada,

 

Shocks from the earthquake were felt as far away as Colombia’s capital Bogotá, where authorities briefly closed the international airport to inspect for runway damage.

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Published on Wednesday August 22, 2018

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