Magnitude 5.0 quake strikes northern Chile

A mild 5.0 earthquake has struck Chile`s north-eastern region, but there are no reports of injuries or damage.

Santiago: A mild 5.0 earthquake has struck Chile`s north-eastern region, but there are no reports of injuries or damage.
The US Geological Survey said the quake`s epicentre was 29 kilometres north-north-east of Putre, Chile and struck yesterday at 2:58 P.M. Local time (00:28 IST). The quake was not felt in the capital of Santiago. The Chilean Onemi Emergency Office said no injuries or damage were reported. Putre, the capital of the Arica-Paranicota region, is located at an altitude of 11,500 feet near the edge of the Lauca National Park.
Chile is one of the most highly seismic countries in the world. A massive 8.8-magnitude quake in 2010, one of the strongest ever recorded, killed 551 people and destroyed more than 200,000 homes.

PTI

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