Chile: An earthquake of 5.5 in the Ritcher scale was recorded in eleven northern cities

As was reported by the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Chile (GUC), “the epicenter of the quake which was felt at 3.01 pm local (7.01 pm GMT) was located 31 kilometers northwest of the town of Camilla and 105.9 km depth.”

The National Emergency Office (Onemi) of the Interior Ministry, said: “The earthquake recorded an intensity that ranged between three and five degrees in the international Mercalli scale, which ranges from 1 to 12.”

And added that “the tremor recorded an intensity of five degrees, and in Huara, Iquique and Pozo Almonte four degrees.”

“In Alto Hospicio, Arica, on the border with Peru, Codpa, Cuya, Pica, Putre and Pisagua recorded three degrees.”

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that “their team scored a record of 5.6 magnitude on the Richter scale.”

The quake struck eleven cities in northern Chile, but was no report of causalities or damage. 

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