56216
Strong Earthquake Hits Chile
Strong Earthquake Hits Chile

Strong Earthquake Hits Chile

Strong Earthquake Hits Chile

A quake registered 7.7 on the Moment Magnitude scale, according to seismologists at the US Geological Survey, hit Chile. Chile’s national emergencies office ONEMI put it at 7.6. The epicenter of the shallow quake was on the southern part of Chiloe Island, in a zone of several national parks. Authorities issued a tsunami alert immediately after the temblor, with people on the southern coast urged to flee to higher ground, PRI news website reported. But that was later downgraded to a “state of precaution”, according to ONEMI chief, Ricardo Toro.  The public was still told to stay away from the beaches because of the risk of bigger than usual waves and currents. “There was no loss of human life,” according to early reports, ONEMI said. Electricity and phone lines were briefly cut to some communities and media showed images of cracked and cleaved roads. The mayor of the town of Ancud, Carlos Gomez, told Chilean television network Canal 13 that falling objects had caused some damage. But hours later, “everything was back to normal”, he said. ONEMI said around 4,000 people had been evacuated from one town, Los Lagos.

 

Short URL : https://goo.gl/E2z0A7
  1. https://goo.gl/zav4dP
  • https://goo.gl/5520vU
  • https://goo.gl/HAJMW3
  • https://goo.gl/aGc3tn
  • https://goo.gl/4ZsCl6

You can also read ...

New Bombshell Revives Debate About Trump Fitness for Office
US President Donald Trump faced a new challenge to his...
Japanese PM to Make Historic Visit to Darwin
Seventy-five years after his nation’s imperial forces bombed...
Abbas Meets Macron to Get Palestinian Stance Through to US
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas met with French President...
India’s Modi Faces Calls to Step Down on Graft Charges
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his...
China Fires Back at US Over Sanctions on Purchase of Russian Arms
China’s decision to buy fighter jets and missile systems from...
Tanzania Ferry Disaster Death Toll Rises to 150
The death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus