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Earthquakes of magnitude 5.4 shook the Atacama region of Chile

In the morning hours of this Monday, September 11, the inhabitants of the Atacama region, in Chile, woke up to an earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, which alerted the authorities and the population.

The earthquake was mostly felt in the city of Caldera, in the Atacama region, and the epicenter of the earthquake was 40 kilometers west of the aforementioned city.

Around 10:37 in the morning, the earthquake occurred that alarmed the residents of the area and the authorities, because it was the second earthquake in recent days in the country in the south of the continent. According to the National Seismological Center of Chile, the depth is 33 kilometers.

Although the event did not cause physical damage or loss of life, the earthquake raised concerns about a possible tsunami, but this was dismissed by the authorities later.

According to the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy, the earthquake did not meet the conditions for the occurrence of this natural phenomenon, so the entire population of Atacama can trust after confirmation.

In Chile, Risk Management authorities warned that people should practice the measures usually dictated by emergency drills.

Because it is important for them to remember, especially the importance of having the corresponding anti-tremor kit, and the importance of quick evacuation of tall buildings.

Another recommendation is that they also ask for calm in case of a new earthquake or aftershock.

Two days ago, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook the coast of Chile and many security cameras captured the moment where the earthquake began to move trees, plants and even power poles, causing failure of public lighting.

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