Tsunami Warning Issued Following Chile Earthquake

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Sunday, March 16, 2014
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A tsunami early warning was announced at 18:16 hours on Sunday, in the regions of Arica and Parinacota, Iquique and Antofagasta. According to pointing SHOA, the odds of a minor tsunami occurs between the towns of Arica and Tocopilla in mainland Spain, reports BioBio Chile.

Citilng information from The National Seismological Centre, University of Chile, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake was recorded, with epicenter located 75 kilometers Southwest of Pisagua, and a depth of 20.6 kilometers.

Meanwhile Onemi reported the following on the Mercalli intensity scale.
Region: Arica y Parinacota 
Arica: VI
Region: Tarapacá 
Alto Hospicio: VI 
Iquique: VI
Region: Antofagasta 
Quillagua: IV

Source: BioBio Chile


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