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  HOME | Chile

Strong Earthquake Hits Northern Chile

SANTIAGO – Authorities received no reports of casualties or damage after a magnitude-6.1 earthquake shook the northern Chilean regions of Tarapaca, Antofagasta and Atacama.

The powerful temblor that struck at 8:11 p.m. Sunday (0011 GMT Monday) spread alarm among the inhabitants, who flooded telephone lines in their anxiety to get in touch with their families, friends and associates.

The Seismology Institute at the University of Chile said the temblor’s epicenter was located in the Atacama Desert near the city of Calama and some 1,600 kilometers (994 miles) north of Santiago.

The quake’s hypocenter was at a depth of 125.3 kilometers (78 miles) underground, the University of Chile said, while the U.S. Geological Service rated the temblor at magnitude-6.2.

Some 500 people were killed Feb. 27 when a magnitude-8.8 quake struck south-central Chile. EFE
 

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