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17
Mar-2014

7.0 Earthquake North Coast of Chile

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A 7.0 earthquake struck 61 km (38 miles) west-northwest of Iquique, Chile, and its depth was 35 km (21.7 miles). Aftershock of a 5.1 earthquake was reported thereafter.

There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries, but local emergency officials activated a precautionary tsunami warning and urged residents to move to higher ground.

People in the area should monitor the news for further updates from the authorities.

Sources:
CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/16/world/americas/chile-earthquake/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

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