Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred in the north of Chile. Information on casualties or damage were reported. According to the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Chile, the epicenter of the earthquake was 60 kilometers from the city of Taltal and 1400 kilometers north of the capital, Santiago. Its center lies at a depth of 47 kilometers.
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 still can not fully recover from the effects of the most powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake that shook the country February 27, 2010. According to official figures, while his victims were 524, 31 more are still listed as missing. Overall damage from the earthquake of 2010 reached $ 30 billion, accounting for about 18 percent of Chile's GDP. Reconstruction work after the disaster will continue until 2014.