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11 Sep 2020 | 08:05 AM UTC

Chile: 6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes near Tocopilla (Antofagasta region) on September 11

Chile News Alert

6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes near near Tocopilla (Antofagasta region) on September 11; no tsunami warning issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/11/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/14/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Tocopilla, Antofagasta

Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck 83km (52mi) north-northeast of Tocopilla (Antofagasta region) on Friday, September 11. The quake struck at 04:36 (local time) at a depth of 40km (25mi). No tsunami warning was immediately issued and damage assessments have yet to be carried out.  

Further aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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