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Central Chile hit by 6.6 magnitude earthquake – National Seismological Center

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Central Chile hit by 6.6 magnitude earthquake – National Seismological Center


Moscow,  A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck on Sunday the central part of Chile, the National Seismological Center said.

The tremors were registered at 15:57 GMT at the depth of 30.9 kilometers (19.2 miles), 70 kilometers from the city of Constitucion.
There are no immediate reports about any damages and victims caused by the earthquake.

Chile is located in a seismologically active zone, known as the Ring of Fire. The country, particularly lies along the border between the South American and Nazca tectonic plates, whose movement sometimes causes powerful earthquakes.

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit the country on January 24, 1939, killing some 28,000 people and becoming the deadliest quake in the history of Chile.

On May 22, 1960, some 9.5 magnitude quake hit the city of Valdivia, leaving 1,000-7,000 people killed. The disaster, known as the Great Chilean earthquake, is one of the most powerful quakes ever recorded.

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