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Magnitude 7.7 quake hits northern Chile

According to a US Geological Survey report, a powerful 7.7 quake has hit northern Chile.

world Updated: Nov 14, 2007 23:07 IST

A powerful 7.7 quake hit northern Chile on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey reported.

It said the quake, 60 km deep, was centered 106 km west of the town of Calama and struck at 1540 GMT.

The quake was initially reported at 7.8 magnitude by the agency and later verified at 7.7.

First Published: Nov 14, 2007 22:36 IST