Chile’s northern coast hit by magnitude 6.0 quake, USGS reports
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck early Tuesday off the coast of northern Chile, but there were no reports of damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was recorded at 3:46 a.m. local time at a moderate depth of 20 miles. It was centered 23 miles west-southwest of the city of Arica.
The biggest recent quake to hit Chile came in 2010, when a magnitude 8.8 quake caused a tsunami blamed for more than 500 deaths.
Start your day right
Sign up for Essential California for news, features and recommendations from the L.A. Times and beyond in your inbox six days a week.
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.