Off the coast of Chile, an earthquake of magnitude 5.0

Off the coast of Chile earthquake

Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred at 20.45 local time environment (Thursday 03.45 MSK), located in the Pacific Ocean, 429 km south-west of Castro. The earthquake lies at a depth of 15.3 kilometers. No casualties or damage were reported. No tsunami threat.

At the end of February 2010 in Chile by an earthquake of magnitude 8.8 and ensuing tsunami killed more than 500 people.

Chile is located in the zone of the Pacific "fire zone" where 85% of all recorded earthquakes in the world.

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