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Chile earthquakes 2014 LIVE UPDATES

Published time: April 03, 2014 09:22
Edited time: April 05, 2014 07:46
Fishermen try to salvage their boats in the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern port of Iquique, April 2, 2014. (Reuters / Francisco Alcayaga Motta)

Fishermen try to salvage their boats in the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern port of Iquique, April 2, 2014. (Reuters / Francisco Alcayaga Motta)

Chile has been rocked by multiple earthquakes over the last two days. Six people died in the quake. Almost a million people have been displaced, with evacuation procedures in neighboring states as well.

Saturday, April 5

07:46 GMT:

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit 15 km southwest of the port city of Iquique, northern Chile, according to USGS. The quake occurred at 07:01:28 GMT at a depth of 36.0km.

Friday, April 4

10:47 GMT:

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake has struck 85 kilometers northwest of the port city of Iquique, Chile, the USGS reports. The tremor struck at approximately 09:38:55 GMT at a depth of 10.7 km.

Thursday, April 3

15:43 GMT:

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake has struck 90 kilometers (54 mi) west-southwest of the port city of Iquique, Chile, the US geological survey reports. The tremor struck at approximately 15:08:08 GMT at a depth of 8.9km (5.5mi) No injuries or property damage has been reported thus far as a result of the event.

12:24 GMT:

Around 20 aftershocks followed the 7.8-magnitude quake. The magnitude of the aftershocks varied between 4.5 and 6.2.

09:51 GMT:

An aftershock measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale has rocked the area situated 33km from the port town of Iquique in Chile.

A cameraman records near cars caught under rubble after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northern port of Iquique April 2, 2014. (Reuters / Ivan Alvarado)

The depth of the tremor was 26km.

08:11 GMT:

The aftershocks have caused no official reports of damage or injury in Chile or Peru, according to Reuters. Despite this, the government has ordered preventive evacuations in case of further, larger tremors.

03:30 GMT:

An aftershock as strong as 7.6 has hit the same area as the initial quake in the north of Chile. The earlier quake, which caused a tsunami, killed six people and forced almost one million others to evacuate.

Residents who have fled their homes sleep on an open street in Iquique, Chile, after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 rocked northern Chile late April 3, 2014 the day after a deadly 8.2 jolt in the same region, authorities said. (AFP Photo / Aldo Solimano)

The Wednesday quake occurred just before 02:43 GMT off the northern coast of Chile, 19 km (14 miles) south of Iquique, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter of the latest quake was located at a shallow depth of 40 km (24.9 miles).

Wednesday, April 2

07:20 GMT:

Waves as high as 2 meters striking Chile's northern coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports.

04:36 GMT:

The US territory of Hawaii gets its own tsunami warning, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

A view of a damaged road to Alto Hospicio commune after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northern port of Iquique April 2, 2014. (Reuters / Ivan Alvarado)

03:39 GMT:

A prison break reportedly takes place, as 300 inmates break out of an Iquique female prison, of which at least 16 were recaptured, authorities reported, TVNZ reported.

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