Friday, November 2, 2018

Magnitude 6.2 quake shakes north Chile; no reports of damage

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 quake instigated the mass exodus of people from Iquique beaches.
Chilean media has also reported no immediate tsunami warning was issued.
The emergency office said basic services were affected in a few rural areas. The navy also 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.
Our Chile calendar below had this spiked on 31st October, so it is a few hours late, or a day late. Not bad.

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MagnitudeMw 6.2
Date time2018-11-01 22:19:50.6 UTC
Location19.61 S ; 69.19 W
Depth100 km
Distances361 km S of La Paz, Bolivia, Plurinational State of / pop: 813,000 / local time: 18:19:50.6 2018-11-01
121 km NE of Iquique, Chile / pop: 228,000 / local time: 19:19:50.6 2018-11-01

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