Magnitude 6.0 Quake Hits Chile, 114 km East of Iquique

A second report listed it as a magnitude 6.1 earthquake. A third agency reported the same quake at magnitude 6.3.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A intermediate magnitude 6.0 earthquake was reported around noon near Iquique, Provincia de Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile.

According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Sunday 6 December 2020 at 1.47 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 114 km.

The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and . . .

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