6.8 earthquake hits off coast of Chile

6.8 earthquake hits off coast of Chile
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  • calendar-gray 28 December 2020

A 6.8 earthquake has struck off the coast of Los Lagos, Chile, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

According to seismologists, the epicentre of the earthquake was registered 149 kilometres northwest of Corral, Chile, at a depth of 10 kilometres. The tremor occurred at 21:39 GMT, the USGS said.

The US National Weather Service’s (NWS) National Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami danger for the US West Coast, British Columbia, or Alaska, following the quake.


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