Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes northern Chile -U.S. Geological Survey

by Reuters
Saturday, 22 March 2014 13:23 GMT

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - An magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck northern Chile on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was located 63 miles (101 km) northwest of Iquique and had a depth of 7.1 miles (11 km), the USGS said.

Iquique is a major copper-exporting port.

There was no immediate tsunami warning. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)