Bloomberg News

Chile Rules Out Tsunami Following 6.2-Magnitude Earthquake

May 17, 2012

Chile´s naval oceanographic service has ruled out a tsunami following a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck at 10 p.m. local time off the southern coast of the Andean nation, the service known as Shoa said in a statement posted on its website.

The quake was 918 miles (1,477 kilometers) south-southwest of Santiago at a depth of 6.2 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement published on its website.

Chile is the world´s largest copper producer. Most of the mines are in the country´s north.

To contact the reporter on this story: Randall Woods in Santiago at rwoods13@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Joshua Goodman at jgoodman19@bloomberg.net


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