Quake leaves one dead, 3 injured in northern Chile
The tremor just after midnight had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5, the
government's Emergency Office said.
The epicenter was located 68 miles off the coast of the port city of Iquique,
1,120 miles north of the capital.
The Emergency Office said a 70-year-old woman was killed when a wall of
house in the village of Jaina collapsed. Three people were injured, none of them
seriously, in similar incidents elsewhere in the sparsely populated area.
No major damage was reported but the Emergency Office said an evaluation
was still under way.
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