Earthquake in Chile of 7.0 Magnitude

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An earthquake with magnitude 7.0 occurred near Iquique, Chile at 21:16:33.40 UTC on Mar 16, 2014.

The epicenter of the quake was located 70 km northwest of Iquique in northern Chile, at a depth of 32 km, the US Geological Survey said.

No injuries or damage have been reported so far.

Chile says it has ordered a preventive evacuation along part of its northern coastline following the earthquake.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: “A destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.”

 

More details to come.