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Chile. Earthquake. It had a magnitude of 5.7

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The Antofagasta region of Chile was hit by an earthquake on Friday. It was a magnitude of 5.7, the European Mediterranean Seismology Center (EMSC) has reported.

The earthquake was recorded on Friday at 4:54 PM EDT in the Antofagasta region of Chile. As reported by the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), it had a magnitude of 5.7.

The hypocenter was 146 kilometers deep.

The earthquake in Chile

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake had a magnitude of 5.3. The epicenter was 45 kilometers southwest of the city of San Pedro de Atacama.

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Antofagasta is one of Chile’s 16 regions. Its capital is the port city of Antofagasta, located in the Atacama Desert. It borders two other regions: Tarapacá in the north and Atacama in the south.

Location of the earthquake in ChileUSGS

Main photo source: USGS

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