5.3-magnitude quake hits 80 km Tocopilla in Chile

New York, April 16 (IANS) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 has jolted 80 km Tocopilla in Chile, the US Geological Survey said.
 
5.3-magnitude quake hits 80 km Tocopilla in Chile

New York, April 16 (IANS) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 has jolted 80 km Tocopilla in Chile, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicentre of the quake which occured on Friday, with a depth of 65.76 km, was initially determined to be at 22.7811-degree south latitude and 69.9368-degree west longitude, Xinhua news agency reported.

Another earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.1, jolted South Sandwich Islands region on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 64.7 km, was initially determined to be at 55.9474-degree south latitude and 27.805-degree west longitude.

--IANS

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