5.4-earthquke shakes north and center of Chile
An earthquake of 5.4 magnitude on Richter scale shook on Tuesday the northerner region of Atacama and the Metropolitan region in the center of Chile, without victims and material damages being reported, Xinhua reported.
This is the second earthquake in the north zone of the country in less than 24 hours.
The earthquake occurred at 12:46 p.m. local times and its epicenter was located 90 kilometers northeast to La Serena, some 400 kilometers north to Santiago, according to the Seismologic Services from the University of Chile.
According to the National Office of Emergencies (Onemi), the earthquake was classified of medium intensity, reaching a maximum of V degrees on Mercalli scale in the cities of La Serena and Ovalle.
Meanwhile in the cities of Copiapo, Vallenar, Huasco, Tierra Amarilla and Alto del Carmen in Atacama Region it reached IV degrees as well as in the localities of Andacollo and Rio Hurtado, in Coquimbo region. While in Santiago it reached II grades in Mercalli scale.
On Tuesday early morning it was registered an earthquake of 4.4 Richter degrees in the north zone of Chile at 1:13 a.m. local time, without reports of victims and material damages.