Powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile
01 Sep 2020
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A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck near the coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said, and some damage and minor landslides were reported in areas near the epicenter, according to local media.
A number of people living near the coast were evacuated as a precaution, according to BNO News. There were no reports of casualties.
GFZ reported aftershocks of around magnitudes 6.2 and 5.5.
There was no tsunami threat from the earthquake, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.