According to the United States Geological Survey, an earthquake has struck near Yacuanquer, Colombia, South America on Saturday midday.
The quake struck around 11:30 a.m. local time.
The quake has initially been registered as a magnitude 7.0.
A quake this strong is capable of causing significant damage to weakly constructed dwellings, if near the surface.
According to the USGS, the quake was centered about 3 miles northeast of Yacuanquer, but at a depth of 80 miles. Such a quake is considered to be rather deep.
According to the Associated Press, Colombian authorities are not indicating any reports of injuries or damage in the area.
While portions of the mid-Atlantic have enjoyed a day or two of spring warmth in March, most of New York and New England will finally break out of the persistent winter chill.
A pattern change during the middle of April could bring rain and cooler conditions to California, while erasing persistent chill in the Northeast.
It was a very active day Monday along the "Ring of Fire," the zone of seismic activity in the Pacific Basin.
It is no joke that severe weather will take aim at the central Plains on Wednesday, April Fools' Day.
Reduced pollution in the Los Angeles Basin has resulted in significantly better lung function for children today compared to children from the same communities in the 1990s, according to a new study.
Winter will continue to hold its ground by allowing some snow to fall across parts of the Midwest and Northeast as March comes to a close.
Flooding as a result of heavy rain on top of a heavy snowpack. Homes in Huntingdon county along the Juniata River were evacuated.
Philadelphia, PA (1998)
86 degrees; only 10 short of March record set March 29, 1945.
New Jersey (1998)
Height of streak of 5 consecutive days with highs at or above 80 degrees in most of the state. 86 degree on the date set a record at Newark; 89 degrees in Morristown set a monthly record for March and 87 degrees at the Atlantic City Airport tied the all-time March record set initially in 1945.