Chile: Magnitude 7.9 Tarapaca - Monday, June 13, 2005 at 22:44:33 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report

U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center

World Data Center for Seismology, Denver - The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A major earthquake occurred IN TARAPACA, CHILE about 115 km (70 miles) east-northeast of Iquique or 1515 km (940 miles) north of Santiago at 4:44 PM MDT, Jun 13, 2005 (6:44 PM local time in Chile). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time; however, this earthquake may have caused damage due to its size.