A magnitude-5.4 earthquake occurs in Tarapaca Region, Chile, at around 10:02 Aug. 23. No immediate reports of damage or injuries.
A magnitude-5.4 earthquake occurred in central Tarapaca Region at around 10:02 CLT Aug. 23. The epicenter was about 94 km (58 miles) east of Alto Hospicio. The tremor occurred at a depth of about 90 km (56 miles), and light shaking was probably felt throughout parts of northern Chile and southwestern Bolivia. There have been no initial reports of damage or casualties as a result of the earthquake; however, significant damage is unlikely. It could take several hours until authorities can conduct comprehensive damage assessments, especially in remote areas. Light aftershocks are likely over the coming days.
Officials may temporarily shut down transportation infrastructure in the tremor zone to check for damage. Minor disruptions could occur during shutdowns, but service will likely resume quickly if no damage is found. Utility outages are possible, particularly near the earthquake’s epicenter.
Out of an abundance of caution, consider vacating multistory buildings where shaking occurred until authorities confirm their structural integrity. Monitor and plan for aftershocks.
Source : Crisis24