July 25, 2016 – SANTIAGO, Chile – A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck Chile’s north-central region but authorities say no injuries or damage were reported and discounted the possibility of a tsunami.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was 41 miles west-northwest of Diego de Almagro, Chile and struck Monday at 1:26 p.m. local time.
Dust rises from earthquake
Chile’s emergency services office says no damage to infrastructure was immediately reported and there are no indications of casualties. The navy says no tsunami alert has been issued.
Image after the earthquake, dust rises
In chañaral after the earthquake , it has raised a lot of dust and winds have steadily increased.
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An earthquake of magnitude downgrades by USGS to a 6.1 struck Monday regions of Antofagasta, Atacama and Coquimbo, in northern Chile, but until now have been reported casualties or serious damage, authorities said.
The ground shake occurred at 13.26 local time (17.26 GMT) and its epicenter was located on the coast, 30 kilometers northeast of Chañaral and about 1,000 of Santiago in the Atacama region, the National Seismological Centre of the University of Chile.
The hypocenter was 77.7 kilometers deep, the agency said, while the US Geological Survey (USGS) placed it at 68.5 kilometers below the surface and estimated its magnitude at 6.2 on the Richter scale.
The Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy said the quake did not meet the necessary conditions to generate a tsunami on the coasts of the country.
According to the National Emergency Office (Onemi), in the region of Antofagasta the quake was felt with intensity V of the international Mercalli scale in Taltal, in Antofag