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Earthquake Jolts in Chile of Magnitude 7.7

An earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude hit southern Chile. Since then, the tsunami warning was issued just after the quake reduced.

It shook southern Chile A strong earthquake on Sunday morning, prompting a tsunami warning in advance of the areas within 1000 kilometers (621 miles) from the quake’s epicenter near the southern tip of the island of Chiloe.
The quake struck at 11:22 am local time, about 1300 kilometers south of the capital Santiago. The Geological Survey in the United States (USGS) earthquake registered 7.7 on the Richter scale. There were varying reports on the depth of the earthquake, from 15 to 35 kilometers.chile
Tsunami warning has been reduced first issued for areas within 1,000 kilometers from the epicenter at a later date.
“Based on all available data has passed the risk of tsunami from this earthquake now,” Tsunami Warning Center Pacific, about an hour after the earthquake. He urged vigilance for “small fluctuations in sea level” in coastal areas center.
The evacuation of about 4,000 people for fear of a possible tsunami, according to the director of the National Emergency Ricardo Toro. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. Toro said there was a report of damage on some highways.
Chile has a history of earthquakes, including the earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 degrees in 2010, which generated a tsunami and killed more than 500 people.


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