EARTHQUAKE

Earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hits off coast of Chile

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 04 January, 2014, 9:26am
UPDATED : Saturday, 04 January, 2014, 9:26am

A shallow earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck off the coast of Chile on Friday, the US Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake’s epicentre was located 71km  southwest of Iquique, Chile, at a depth of 7.3 km .