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Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes Chile, no tsunami threat: USGS

01 January, 2019 8:22 am 8:22 am

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north-central Chile, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck about 15.6 km (9.7 miles) south-southwest of Coquimbo, the USGS said. The relatively shallow quake, just 53 km (33 miles) below the surface, rattled buildings in the capital city of Santiago. The Pacific Tsunami … Read More

Thousands feel 6.1-magnitude quake in New Zealand

10 October, 2018 9:15 am 9:15 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck New Zealand’s north island on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said, a tremor felt by thousands of people although there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Parliament was briefly suspended in Wellington and some flights aborted landings there, the New Zealand Herald newspaper … Read More