OAN’s Abril Elfi
10:36 AM – Tuesday, October 31, 2023
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the southwest of Huasco, Chile, and was also felt in many provinces in neighboring Argentina.
On Tuesday morning, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile, which prompted rumbles not only in Chile but Argentina as well. However, there were no early reports of damage and authorities indicated that there was no risk of tsunamis at the time.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck at 9:33 a.m. local time, and its epicenter was 26 miles southwest of Huasco, a city in Chile’s Atacama region.
The depth of the quake was reportedly 22 miles and the Chilean national emergency office did not mention any damage or injuries.
Local media reported that the quake was felt in multiple regions in neighboring Argentina, including western Mendoza and San Juan provinces, which border Chile, as well as central Cordoba province.
Chile is positioned in the Pacific’s so-called “Ring of Fire” and is prone to earthquakes.
Back in 2010, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit and a subsequent tsunami killed at least 526 people.
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