M 8.2 Earthquake, 95km NW of Iquique, Chile

Apr 1, 2014 6:46 PM UTC-5
U.S. Geological Survey
Alert area: 58 miles (93 km) NW of Iquique, Chile; 89 miles (143 km) SSW of Arica, Chile; 123 miles (198 km) SSW of Tacna, Peru; 669 miles (1077 km) SE of LIMA, Peru Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Posted Apr 1, 2014 11:52 PM UTC

An earthquake with magnitude 8.2 occurred 95km NW of Iquique, Chile at 2014-04-01 18:46:46 -05:00.

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