Magnitude-6.0 quake strikes Chile; no damage reported

Magnitude-6.0 quake strikes Chile; no damage reported

Chile’s emergency services office says no damage to infrastructure has been reported.



By (AP)

Published: Wed 10 Jun 2015, 9:33 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:56 PM

SANTIAGO — A magnitude-6.0 earthquake has struck northern Chile, but authorities say they’ve had no reports of injuries or damage.

The US Geological Survey says the quake’s epicenter was 35 miles (57 kilometers) north-north-west of San Pedro de Atacama. It occurred Wednesday at 10:52 a.m. local time (9:52 a.m. EDT; 1352 GMT).

Chile’s emergency services office says no damage to infrastructure has been reported.

Chile is highly earthquake-prone. One of the strongest quakes ever recorded hit in 2010. That magnitude-8.8 shake and the tsunami it unleashed killed more than 500 people, destroyed 220,000 homes and washed away docks, riverfronts and seaside resorts.

 


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