Earthquake in Chile Sparks Tsunami Fears

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, January 21, 2019

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck 15.6 km south-southwest of Coquimbo, Chile.

It was at a depth of 53 km and happened at 10:32 pm on January 19th.

Homes and buildings rattled in the earthquake. Some older buildings sustained damage.

There were also power outages reported in the city of La Serena.

Following the earthquake, there were fears of a tsunami. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a tsunami.

Chile is frequently the site of earthquakes as it is located along the "Pacific Ring of Fire".



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