Earthquake in Chile — 6.0

In northern Chile earthquake with magnitude 6.0, information on casualties or damage were reported.

As reported by the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Chile, the epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km from the town of Taltal in 1000 and 400 km north of the capital Santiago. Its center lies at a depth of 47 km.

Fluctuations in the Earth's crust were felt in several settlements, whose residents as a precaution for a time from their homes, according to ITAR-TASS.

Chile is still recovering from the effects of the most powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake that shook the country on February 27 last year. According to official reports, the victims of the earthquake time were 524, 31 more are still unaccounted for.

Overall damage from the earthquake of 2010 reached $ 30 billion, accounting for about 18 percent of Chile's GDP.

According to the president of the country, recovery after the disaster will continue until 2014.

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