Home > News > World
Thursday April 3, 2014 MYT 11:35:00 AM
Thursday April 3, 2014 MYT 1:04:37 PM
People walk along a cracked road in Iquique, northern Chile, on April 2, 2014 a day after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast.
Santiago (Reuters) - A strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake, the largest of a series of aftershocks following a powerful and deadly 8.2 magnitude quake that hit a day earlier, was located 12 miles (19 km) south of the port of Iquique at a relatively shallow depth of 12.4 miles (20 km), the USGS said. It was earlier reported as a 7.4 magnitude quake.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no widespread tsunami threat, but that the latest tremor could generate a local tsunami.
Chile's emergency office said it ordered a preventative evacuation of the coastal area.
There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.
New earthquake in Chile prompts tsunami alerts
Chile says no reports of injuries or damage after new quake
6.2 magnitude earthquake hits northern Chile, no damage reported
President declares northern Chile disaster area after quake
Chile hit by powerful quake aftershock, no major damage
Powerful 6.9 earthquake shakes northern Japan
Strong 7.8 magnitude quake hits off northern Chile - USGS
Bomber targeted police commander in Afghan volleyball game attack
Iran atom talks set to resume next month after missing deadline
Italy's Renzi wins regional polls, low turnout sends warning
U.S. seeks to step up India trade talks after WTO breakthrough
China says parties to Iran deal will 'eventually reach' agreement
Iran, world powers agree to continue talks until July 1 - IRNA
The trials and tribulations of Sarajevo are being replaced with good tidings
Seattle police body cameras plan revived by deal with anonymous programmer
Najib: Internet should not be a medium for stoking racial tension
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)