Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred on Tuesday in Chile to 655 kilometers north of the capital, Santiago, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Information on casualties or damage were reported.
According to authorities, an earthquake was recorded at 13:03 on UTC (Universal Coordinated Time, 16:03 Moscow time). The epicenter was located 85 kilometers east of the city of Copiapo. Its center lies at a depth of 92.5 kilometers, RIA "Novosti".
Recall that in February last year, this South American country has been devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake, which killed more than 600 people and caused widespread destruction.
Since then, the center and the south of Chile observed unprecedented seismic activity: there were more than a thousand aftershocks, about 200 of them were pretty powerful.
This year, Chile rocked again strong tremors. January 10 earthquake of magnitude 5.9 was recorded in the central region of Chile. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 129 km north-west of the city of Concepcion. Its center lies at a depth of 25 kilometers. Information on casualties or damage were reported. No tsunami threat.
Previous earthquake of magnitude 7.1 was recorded on January 3. It broke off power and telephone service. To casualties element, fortunately, did not result.