Earthquake of 4.6 degrees shakes Chile's capital

Other News Materials 9 April 2009 01:57 (UTC +04:00)

An earthquake of 4.6 degrees on Richter scale shook on Wednesday Santiago, without reports of victims and material damages to the moment, Chilean National Office of Emergency (Onemi) reported.

The earthquake was at 06:23 a.m. local time (1023 GMT) and its epicenter was located some 90 kilometers northeast to Santiago, the Seismology Institute from University of Chile said.

This is the third earthquake in less than 24 hours, since on Tuesday early morning it was registered another one of similar intensity in the central zone of the country, Xinhua reported.

After that it was registered another earthquake of 4.1 degrees in the regions of Arica and Pinacota, border with Peru and Bolivia, without victims and damages.