In the afternoon hours of this March 28, 2024, Holy Thursday, a strong earthquake was recorded in Venezuela, felt in the states of Lara, Yaracuy and Portuguesa. The magnitude of the seismic event reached Colombia, being experienced by inhabitants of Cúcuta, Bucaramanga and even Bogotá.

According to the Colombian Geological Service, The earthquake in Venezuela occurred at 6:23 p.m. The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.2 and a depth of less than 30 km.

The epicenter of the earthquake in Venezuela was the city of El Tocuyo, in the state of Lara.

People in Norte de Santander, Santander and Bogotá, in Colombia, claimed to have felt the earthquake.

What to do before, during and after an earthquake

  • Before evacuating your home, try to turn off the gas and turn off the power plugs.
  • Have an emergency kit ready with vital things that can help you survive, such as a radio, batteries, water, food, medicine, gauze, among other items.
  • Keep your shoes close to the exit and don’t waste time changing clothes, wear only what you need.
  • Once you are outside the house, look for the evacuation route and follow it, keeping to the right side. Remember that staying calm and walking slowly but agilely will make a difference.


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