North Chile shaken by highly effective quake for second time this week


Santiago (Chile), September 6

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.three shook northern Chile on Saturday night time, the second highly effective tremor to hit the nation this week, although there have been no stories of casualties or property injury.

The US Geological Survey stated the quake’s epicentre was 45 km (29 miles) northwest of Ovalle within the northwest of the nation, and about 400 km (249 miles) north of Chile’s capital, Santiago. The quake struck at a depth of 30.7 km (19 miles), it stated.

Chile’s National Emergency Office stated there had been no stories of accidents or injury.

The Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean navy stated the traits of the earthquake did pose a tsunami menace for the coast.

A magnitude 6.Eight quake struck within the Pacific off the coast of northern Chile early Tuesday. No accidents or injury had been reported.

Chile lies alongside the Pacific basin’s “Ring of Fire,” and is often hit by tremors with magnitudes exceeding 6.0.

The final main earthquake was within the early morning of February 27, 2010, a magnitude 8.Eight jolt that affected a number of Chilean areas and induced a tsunami, killing 526 individuals and leaving dozens lacking. AP



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