Off the coast of Chile earthquake magnitude of 7.1 — according to the USGS, it was recorded at 21:38 local time, writes AFP.
The epicenter of earthquake was 35 kilometres West of the Chilean city of Valparaiso, center lies at a depth of 6.7 kilometers. Information on possible victims and destructions did not arrive.
However, local authorities have taken into account the possibility of a tsunami and evacuated the coastal areas of the city.
Earlier it was reported that in Chile there was an earthquake. The epicenter of earthquake was located at a distance of 51 kilometers to the South of the city of Ovalle. The earthquake lies at a depth of 43.2 kilometers.