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Strong tremor shakes the northern region of Chile

Santiago de Chile, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) A strong telluric movement of magnitude 5.9 and epicenter in the region of Antofagasta shook the northern region of Chile on Thursday, without causing material or human damages, according to the National Seismological Center.

Given the characteristics of the tremor that occurred this afternoon, there are no conditions to generate a tsunami, the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy indicated.

On Wednesday, a series of tremors happened in the north of Chile, the strongest of which measured 4.5. Due to its geological conditions, Chile is a country where numerous earthquakes occur every day, although most of them are not perceptible to the population.

The country is located between the Nazca and South American tectonic plates, as well as being part of the territory that makes up the known Pacific Ring of Fire.

Although there is not yet a count of the telluric movements throughout this year, in 2022 the Seismological Center registered 7,273 ones, November being the most active, with 640 movements.