12 Jul 2010

Earthquake in Chile

2:59 pm on 12 July 2010

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has been recorded in Chile.

The United States Geological Survey says it occurred 77km east northeast of Calama in northern Chile on Sunday, at 8.11pm local time, at a depth of 99km.

Chilean officials said there were no reports of damage or injuries.

A magnitude 8.8 earthquake occurred in Chile at 3.34am on 27 February, killing at least 500 people and causing massive damage.