Tsunami warnings again after 7.8 aftershock in Chile
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:30:43 GMT —
The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful 7.8-magnitude aftershock has rocked Chile's northern coast, which was hit by a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake Tuesday night.
The quake hit at 10:43pm EDT. It caused buildings to shake in the port of Iquique, which saw some damage from the big quake on Tuesday. There are no immediate reports of new damage or injuries.
A Regional Tsunami Warning was issued for Chile and Peru.
The latest tremor came 45 minutes after a strong 6.4-magnitude aftershock shook the same area.
The stronger aftershock's epicenter was 14 miles (23 kilometers) south of Iquique. The USGS said the aftershock had a depth of 12 miles (20 kilometers).