5.4-Magnitude Quake Shakes Chile

Santiago de Chile, Nov 3. -An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale rattled on Thursday the northern region of Chile.The quake was registered at 08:41 (local time) and its epicenter was located 26 kilometers north of Mina Escondida, in the region of Antofagasta, nearly 1,200 kilometers from the capital.

It's hypocenter was located 80 kilometers deep but no victims or material losses were reported, according to the Seismological Service at the University of Chile.

Chile is considered to be the most seismic country of the world given that it is located over the South American and the Nazca plates, a very active zone. (Prensa Latina)