Powerful quake hits Venezuela coast, damage limited

Structural damage is seen on the top five floors of an abandoned 45-storey skyscraper known as the "Tower of David" after an earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

CARACAS (Reuters) – A major earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Venezuela’s eastern coast, home to largely poor fishing communities, on Tuesday afternoon, shaking buildings as far away as Colombian capital Bogota and knocking power out in parts of Trinidad. But the quake’s depth – 76.5 miles (123 km) below the surface – appeared to have […]

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