Earthquake rocks northern Chile

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SANTIAGO, Chile – Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked Chile’s Atacama region today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.2

Date-Time • 25 Jul 2016 17:26:50 UTC

• 25 Jul 2016 13:26:50 near epicenter

Location 26.106S 70.646W

Depth 68 km

Distances • 66 km (40 mi) WNW of Diego de Almagro, Chile
• 79 km (48 mi) SSW of Taltal, Chile
• 143 km (88 mi) NNW of Copiapo, Chile
• 273 km (169 mi) S of Antofagasta, Chile
• 814 km (504 mi) N of Santiago, Chile



Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.3 km; Vertical 4.2 km

Parameters Nph = 65; Dmin = 6.7 km; Rmss = 1.20 seconds; Gp = 99°