Earthquake with a strength of 6.2 in the north of Chile

An earthquake with a strength of 6.2 on the Richter scale last Thursday, two regions in the north of Chile affected.

The earthquake occurred at 19.21 hours local time (23.21 hours in Belgium) 38 km to the south of Camiña, a municipality in the region of Tarapacá, about 1,800 kilometers north of Santiago.

The epicenter of the earthquake, which can also feel it was in the regions of Arica and Parinacota, which borders Peru and Bolivia, was located at 97 km depth.

In the coastal cities of Arica and Iquique was panic as a result of the quake, but of victims, damage or risk of tsunami’s, there is no mention, according to the Chilean national rampendienst Onemi.

Chile is one of the seismically most active areas in the world. Seismologists warned that a serious earthquake in the north of the country, because of the energy that has accumulated in the earth’s crust, and since long no longer discharged.

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