Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes northern Chile

The damage made to the Sta Maria de Mayan Church after a pair of strong earthquakes of magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 struck the region in Itbayat on Batanes island, on July 27, 2019. PHOTO: AFP. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

SANTIAGO, Jun 3, 2020, Reuters. An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck northern Chile, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said on Wednesday, The Star reported.

The quake struck at a depth of 145 kilometres (90.1 miles), GFZ said.

(Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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