6.1 earthquake rocks Colombia

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 rocked northern Colombia near its border with Panama on Tuesday, authorities said, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake struck at 710pm (0010 GMT Wednesday) at a depth of 30km (18 miles) in Choco department.

The epicenter was in a jungle area about 36km from the town of Unguia.

"At the moment, local authorities are checking to determine what, if any, damage or injuries there may be," the National Disaster Office said in a statement.

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