Strong Quake Rocks Venezuela; Buildings Evacuated in Capital

A powerful earthquake has shaken eastern Venezuela, causing buildings to be evacuated in the capital of Caracas.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the reviewed magnitude of Tuesday’s quake at 7.3 and said it had a depth of 76 miles. Its epicenter was about 12 miles north-northwest of the town of Yaguaraparo.

The quake, which struck at 5:31 p.m., was felt as far away as Colombia’s capital and in the Venezuelan capital office workers evacuated buildings and people fled homes.

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