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Breaking: Magnitude 6.2 Quake Shakes Northern Chile

Breaking: Magnitude 6.2 Quake Shakes Northern Chile

Magnitude 6.2 quake shakes north Chile; no reports of damage 

SANTIAGO, Chile — A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck the northern region of Chile. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.
Chile’s National Emergency Office said that the quake was recorded at 7:22 p.m. local time Thursday and its epicenter was 54.8 miles (88.4 kms) northeast of Iquique, Chile. It had a depth of 59 miles (95 kilometers).
The emergency office said basic services were affected in a few rural areas. The navy ruled out the possibility of a tsunami.
Chile is located in the so-called “Ring of Fire,” which makes it one of the most seismic countries in the world. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami in 2010 killed 525 people and left 26 missing.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:
Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time • 1 Nov 2018 22:19:52 UTC
• 1 Nov 2018 19:19:52 near epicenter
Location 19.658S 69.540W
Depth 97 km
Distances • 88.4 km (54.8 mi) NE of Iquique, Chile
• 153.4 km (95.1 mi) SSE of Arica, Chile
• 196.8 km (122.0 mi) SSE of Tacna, Peru
• 278.1 km (172.4 mi) NNE of Tocopilla, Chile
• 281.9 km (174.8 mi) WNW of Colchani, Bolivia

Source: Breaking: Magnitude 6.2 Quake Shakes Northern Chile

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