Tuesday, February 8, in Chile to 655 kilometers north of the capital, Santiago, there was a strong earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake was recorded at 13:03 on UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). The epicenter was located 85 kilometers east of the city of Copiapo. Its center lies at a depth of 92.5 kilometers.
Information on casualties or damage were reported.
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.