On Thursday, the Colombian capital of Bogota was struck by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake, as confirmed by the country’s geological service. This seismic event led to the evacuation of people from offices and restaurants.
Shortly thereafter, a subsequent aftershock occurred, causing residents to congregate in the streets.
Adrian Alarcon, 43, who works near Bogota’s bustling Park 93 district, shared his experience, stating, “The earthquake was powerful and persisted for a significant duration. All of my colleagues stood up, exchanging uncertain glances, wondering how to react.”
He continued, “This incident leaves me feeling fragile. Life can change in a mere moment. In such situations, one is left with no control; the only option is to flee to safety.”