Start making sense of your financial wellness.

Watch the Sitholes every Thursday at 17h30 on e.tv

New earthquake rocks Chile

Comment on this story


IOL pic apr2 chile earthquake safety patrol

Associated Press

A military vehicle patrols after an earthquake in Iquique, Chile, on April 1, 2014. Picture: Cristian Viveros

Santiago - Chile's President Michelle Bachelet was evacuated from her hotel in the northern city of Arica after a strong 7.8 magnitude quake triggered a tsunami alert, local media reported on Thursday.

She was visiting the area assessing damages after a massive 8.2 magnitude quake and ensuing tsunami rocked the area on Tuesday.

The latest quake, the largest of a series of aftershocks following the powerful and deadly 8.2 magnitude quake that hit on Tuesday, was located 20km south of the port of Iquique at a relatively shallow depth of 20km, the USGS said.

It was earlier reported as a 7.4 magnitude quake. - Reuters


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory