6.3-magnitude earthquake jolts Chile’s Iquique


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: -23.47 & Long: -66.51, Depth: 204 Km, Location: 519km SE of Iquique, Chile,” the NCS tweeted on Wednesday.
No casualties have been reported so far.