Agence France-PresseMarch 23, 2014 18:15
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile's northwestern coast on Sunday, the latest of at least seven quakes to hit the region in recent days.
About 25,000 homes south of the city of Iquique, on Chile's Pacific coast, suffered a 30-minute blackout, the national emergency office said, but there was no significant damage and no tsunami.
The undersea quake hit at 1820 GMT and had a depth of 35 kilometers (20 miles). Its epicenter was about 87 kilometers from Iquique, seismologists at the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.