4.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in Chile

4.9 magnitude earthquake recorded in northern Chile of 1.35 thousand kilometers from the capital Santiago, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tremor was registered at 04.25 MSK Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 127 kilometers north of Calama. Its center lies at a depth of 102 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage were reported.

Chile is characterized by high seismic activity. In late February of last year in the South American country in the 8.8-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami killed more than 500 people.

Pacific through Chile is a "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40 thousand kilometers. He circles the Pacific Ocean, passing along the coasts of North and South America to the southern part of Alaska, then turns to Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, and ends near the island of New Guinea, New Zealand and South West Pacific.

It is in the "Ring of Fire" is the vast majority of the known volcanic planet. There are also 90% of all earthquakes in the world.

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