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6.3-magnitude earthquake jolts Chile's Iquique

23 Mar 2023, 06:18 GMT+10

Iquique [Chile], March 23 (ANI): An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter scale on Wednesday struck 519 km southeast of Iquique, Chile, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

Iquique is a coastal city in northern Chile, to the west of the Atacama Desert.

According to the NCS, the earthquake originated at a depth of 204 km and occurred at 21:30:31 IST.

"Earthquake of Magnitude:6.3, Occurred on 22-03-2023, 21:30:31 IST, Lat: -23.47Long: -66.51, Depth: 204 Km, Location: 519km SE of Iquique, Chile," the NCS tweeted on Wednesday.

No casualties have been reported so far. (ANI)

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