Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits northern Chile

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck northern Chile early Wednesday morning, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said.

The quake struck at a depth of 145 kilometers (90 miles), GFZ added.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) placed the quake’s epicentre about 62 kilometers southwest of San Pedro de Atacama.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Source(s): Reuters

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.