Magnitude 6.7 quake hits Chile's coast; no reports of damage - News Summed Up

Magnitude 6.7 quake hits Chile's coast; no reports of damage


SANTIAGO, Chile — A 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook cities and towns on Chile’s northern coast late Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of damages. Chile’s National Emergency Office preventatively ordered the evacuation of a stretch of coast near the city of Coquimbo but later called it off. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also discarded a tsunami threat. The quake was felt strongly in northern Chile where buildings swayed, according to social media and press reports. Chile’s seismological service put the strength of the quake at magnitude 6.8.


Source: National Post January 20, 2019 02:16 UTC



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