Agence France-PresseMarch 16, 2014 23:03
A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Chile's northern coast Sunday, US geologists said, generating a small tsunami and prompting authorities to evacuate three cities.
The quake struck at 6:16 pm (2116 GMT), according to the US Geological Survey, which had originally put the magnitude at 7.0.
Located 60 kilometers (38 miles) west-northwest of the port city of Iquique, the quake was 20 kilometers deep, the USGS said in an update. It was followed by a series of aftershocks.