Another Christmas Tragedy: Devastating 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile

Another Christmas Tragedy: Devastating 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit Chile on Christmas day forcing thousands of people to relocate following the alert of another Tsunami. The quake struck at 14:22 GMT on the island of Chiloe, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of Quellon, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

No casualties have been reported. Some 4,000 people were evacuated. It hit an area of Chile known for tourism. Some roads and bridges were affected but damage appeared to be limited.

The quake's depth was about 34km, according to the USGS.

Chile's national emergency services office had initially issued an alert and ordered the evacuation of coastal areas of Los Lagos region.

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