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Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 strikes northern Chile

Christian Fernsby |
An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 and at a depth of 44 km struck northern Chile on Friday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said.

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Topics: EARTHQUAKE    CHILE   

Chile’s National Emergency Office said it had detected no immediate harm to people, basic services or infrastructure. Its technical team was monitoring the situation.

The earthquake epicentre was midway between the cities of Calama, Antofagasta and Iquique in the Norte Grande region of Chile that encompasses some of the country’s biggest mines, including Chile’s state owned miner Codelco’s Chuquicamata and Vancouver based Teck Resources’s Quebrada Blanca.


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