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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes southern Chile – European-Mediterranean Seismology Center

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck southern Chile on Thursday, the European Mediterranean Seismology Center (EMSC) said.

The quake was recorded at 02:10 GMT, 23 kilometers (more than 14 miles) southeast of Rancagua city and at a depth of 100 kilometers.

There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the earthquake. No tsunami warning has been issued.

Chile is located in a seismically active region known as the Ring of Fire. The country is particularly located along the boundary of the tectonic plates of South America and Nazca, whose movements sometimes produce powerful earthquakes.

On January 24, 1939, a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the country, killing about 28,000 people and making it the worst earthquake in Chile’s history.

On May 22, 1960, an earthquake of magnitude 9.5 struck the city of Valdivia, killing between 1,000 and 7,000 people. The disaster, known as the Great Chilean Earthquake, is one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded.



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