Magnitude-5.6 quake hits northern Chile

Magnitude-5.6 quake hits northern Chile

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake hits Chile’s northern Pacific coast on Friday night, the US Geological Service (USGS) and Chilean authorities said.

Magnitude-5.6 quake hits northern Chile - Tatahfonewsarena

The country’s seismological centre CSN and USGS registered the earthquake at 23:11 pm (0211 GMT Sunday) 44 kilometres south-west of Ovalle, in the northern region of Coquimbo.

Chile’s coast lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is characterized by a high rate of seismic activity.

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