Buildings shook and frightened residents but there were no immediate reports of major injuries or damage.
The quake occurred at 2:21 p.m. local time and was centered about 5 miles northwest of El Dovio, in the Cuaca Valley. El Dovio is located some 200 miles south of Medellin.
People reported feeling the quake as far away as the capital city of Bogota.
Prelim M6.1 Earthquake Colombia Mar-23 19:21 UTC, updates https://t.co/c0xaxnyzjp— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) March 23, 2019