5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Chile

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit Antofagasta province in northern Chile on Sunday.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 6 km from the city of Taltal, at a depth of 40 km, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

There have been no reports of casualties or material losses due to the earthquake so far.

In 2010, a massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile, killing at least 500 people and triggering a tsunami.

Chile is located in an area called the Ring of Fire, a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

Source: Qatar News Agency