Chile Earthquake Measures 7.1

Chile has been hit with a massive earthquake, coming in at a magnitude of 7.1. The massive earthquake disrupted power and communications services but amazingly no injuries or fatalities have been reported.

The earthquake struck 45 miles northwest of Temuco, Chile at approximately 2020 GMT and at a depth of 10 miles. “It’s common in these types of situations for telephone services to collapse and for there to be power outages,” says Vicente Nunez, the director of the National Emergency Office. The quake was also felt in the country of Argentina and small aftershocks were also reported.

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