Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Chile day after 8.2 quake

One day after a magnitude 8.2 quake rocked Chile, another quake has taken place about 14 miles south of Iquique, not far from the earlier quake, according to the U.S. Geological Service.

The magnitude 7.8 temblor took place Wednesday night at 2:43 a.m. UTC or 10:43 p.m. ET.

The Tuesday quake killed four men and one woman and triggered a small tsunami. It took place about 60 miles northwest of Iquique.

Iquique saw seven-foot waves after the earlier quake, which has set off many aftershocks.

Iquique has been at the center of an area experiencing earthquakes in recent weeks.

On March 16th, a 6.7-magnitude temblor hit 37 miles from Iquique and a 6.1-magnitude quake took place in the same region a week later.


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