Powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes northern Chile

Powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes northern Chile
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Early readings of the Tuesday phenomena from The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center recorded a magnitude 6.5 earthquake off the shore of Atacama, Chile, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

The center's Twitter account revealed that the earthquake struck some 129 kilometers southwest of the Chilean city of Copiapó. Initial seismograph readings were revised from magnitude 6.3 to magnitude 6.5 within the first hour after the event. 

 

The possibility of the event triggering a tsunami has been ruled out by the Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada de Chile. 

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