Wed. Dec 7th, 2022
SANTIAGO: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck in the Pacific off the south Chili on Friday, but there were no early reports of damage.
The US Geological Survey said the epicenter was 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) below the surface, about 142 kilometers (88 miles) west of Ancuda town 1,120 kilometers (696 miles) south of the Chilean capital, Santiago.
the National Emergency Office He said in a tweet that authorities were reviewing “possible harm to people, alteration of basic services or infrastructure.”
the Chilean Navy Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service ruled out the possibility of a tsunami.
Chile sits along the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire,” and has frequent earthquakes. In 2010, an 8.8-magnitude earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed 526 people and collapsed more than 220,000 homes in the south-central part of the country.