Medium intensity earthquake was perceived in the north of the country

An earthquake of medium intensity was perceived at 10:33 p.m. this Wednesday in the regions of Atacama and Coquimbo.

According to Seismology data, the magnitude of the earthquake was 5,1 Richter and it was located 11 kilometers south of Tongoy.

While the National Emergency Office (Onemi) indicated that the intensities in Mercalli scale son:

Atacama region
Alto del Carmen: II
Copiapó: III
Yellow Earth: III
Vallenar: III

Coquimbo region
La Serena: V

At the moment, Onemi has not reported damage to people, alteration to basic services or infrastructure as a result of the earthquake.


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