Magnitude 7.7 quake strikes Chile, tsunami warning issued

  • Magnitude 7.7 quake strikes Chile, tsunami warning issued
26-12-2016 | Pratidin Bureau. |

A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region.
 
The quake was felt in the southwest Argentine city of Bariloche. Chile is the world's leading copper producer, but there are no major mines located near the zone affected by the earthquake.
 
There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.
 
The quake's depth was about 34.6 km (21.5 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. According to media reports, the quake was felt in the southwest Argentine city of Bariloche.

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