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Strong earthquake kills 3 in Colombia

Sunday, May 25, 2008

BOGOTA, Colombia -- A strong earthquake has shaken Colombia's capital, killing three people and injuring eight.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.6 quake started around 1:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon and lasted for 40 seconds. The quake was centered about 33 miles southeast of Bogota.

Colombian Interior Minister Carlos Holguin confirmed that three people were killed and eight injured.

Phone systems were down briefly.

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