The fierce forest fire in Chile has created a terrible situation there. According to the news agency Reuters, due to the fire, more than 35 thousand hectares of area has been destroyed so far. Wildfires are becoming so destructive that they have destroyed nearby houses and put farms and other small forests in danger.
Chile`s National Emergency Office said it had detected no immediate harm to people, basic services or infrastructure. Its technical team was monitoring the situation. The quake epicentre was midway between the cities of Calama, Antofagasta and Iquique in the Norte Grande region of Chile that encompasses some of the country`s biggest mines. The Chilean navy`s Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOA) said the conditions had not been met to generate a tsunami.