Earthquake Strikes Chile’s Central North Area

Shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, a forceful earthquake registering 6.1 in magnitude strikes Chile’s Central North Area.

The intense quake reportedly hit near Coquimbo, Chile, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. USGS say the quake’s epicenter was 55 miles north of Coquimnbo and had a depth of 37 mile.

Thus far, there have been no reports of injuries to people, or disruption to basic services or infrastructure due to this earthquake.

The Interior Ministry Emergency Office are reporting that some phone lies in the region are down.

The quake was mildly felt in the capital Santiago, where it shook buildings and in the port of Valparaiso.

However, the earthquake characteristics indicate that no tsunami has formed off the coast of Chile.

Please check back for updates concerning damage and loss of life.

One Response to "Earthquake Strikes Chile’s Central North Area"

  1. carol rash   November 17, 2012 at 1:21 am

    when did this earthquake happen?

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