15 June 2022

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern Chile

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  • Tremor

Santiago, June 15 (QNA) - An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale struck the province of Antofagasta, located in northern Chile.
The quake occurred last night, 125 km from the town of San Pedro de Atacama, located in the province, at a depth of 193.9 km, the US Geological Survey said in a statement.
So far, there were no reports of material damage or human losses caused by the tremor.
In 2010, an earthquake of magnitude 8.8 followed by a tsunami struck central and southern Chile, killing 500 people.
Chile lies in an area called the "Ring of Fire," a region around much of the rim of the Pacific Ocean where many volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. (QNA)


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