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03 juin 2020 | 08h10 UTC

Chile: 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Antofagasta region June 3

Chile Alerte de sécurité

6.8-magnitude earthquake reported near San Pedro de Atacama (Antofagasta region) June 3; no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/6/2020, 12h00 until 5/6/2020, 11h59 (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Antofagasta


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck 62km (39 miles) south-southwest of San Pedro de Atacama (Antofagasta region) on Wednesday, June 3. The quake reportedly occurred at 03:34 (local time) at a depth of 97km (60 miles). No damages or associated disruptions were immediately reported in the area. No tsunami warnings have been issued.

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


Individuals in the affected areas 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 windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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