The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake’s magnitude was 7.6 and it struck at 11:22 a.m. local time (9:22 a.m. EST; 1422 GMT) near the southern tip of Chiloe Island, about 25 miles south-southwest of Puerto Quello and at a depth of 22 miles.
Chile sits on an arc of volcanoes and fault lines circling the Pacific Ocean known as the “Ring of Fire.”Alejandro Verges, The regional director for the national emergency service said on TVN television that there were no immediate reports of damage, though he said that “there maybe some damage” due to the power of the quake. He also said communication was difficult in the region.
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And the list resets back to 1. Where will the next big one strike?