facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off Chile coast, day after 8.2 quake

The U.S. Geological Survey reported Wednesday that a 7.8-magnitude aftershock hit off the coast of northern Chile.
By Kate Stanton   |   April 2, 2014 at 11:39 PM   |   Comments

April 2 (UPI) -- Just one day after an 8.2-magnitude quake struck off the coast of northern Chile, the U.S. Geological Survey reported a powerful 7.8-magnitude aftershock in the same area.

The aftershock hit 14 miles (23 kms) south of the port city of Iquique.

A tsunami warning was in effect for Chile and Peru, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, but was later canceled.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Tuesday's quake prompted coastal evacuations and tsunami warnings for neighboring nations. Five people reportedly died in the aftermath, including three people who were crushed by falling debris. Two others died of heart attacks.

Follow @KateStan and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas
2
France holds up delivery of warships to Russia France holds up delivery of warships to Russia
3
Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations
4
Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats
5
Controversial cartoon depicts Netanyahu as 9/11 pilot Controversial cartoon depicts Netanyahu as 9/11 pilot
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback