A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday morning and was felt in a number of provinces of neighboring Argentina, however there have been no instant experiences of injury and authorities mentioned there was no tsunami threat.
The U.S. Geological Survey mentioned the earthquake struck at 9:33 a.m. native time (12:33 p.m. GMT), and its epicenter was 42 kilometers (26 miles) southwest of Huasco, a metropolis in Chile’s Atacama area. The quake had a depth of 35 kilometers (22 miles).
Chile’s nationwide emergency workplace didn’t report any damages or accidents, and the Chilean navy dismissed the potential of a tsunami.
The quake was felt in a number of provinces in neighboring Argentina, together with western Mendoza and San Juan provinces, which border Chile, in addition to central Cordoba province, in accordance with native media experiences.
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Chile is situated within the so-called “Ring of Hearth” within the Pacific and experiences frequent earthquakes. In 2010, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake and subsequent tsunami claimed 526 lives.
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