Two earthquakes shake Chile’s Easter Island

Two earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.3 and 5.2 shook Chile’s Easter Island on Tuesday, but did not generate a tsunami threat, the National Emergency Office of the Ministry of Interior and Public Security reported.

The ministry detailed that the first tremor, measuring 6.3, was registered at 3:17 p.m. local time, 699 km to the northwest of Easter Island, a Chilean island territory located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The second quake, measuring 5.2, occurred at 3:28 p.m. local time, 700 km northwest of Easter Island, according to data published by the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy on its website.

Chile is situated on the Ring of Fire in the Pacific and is considered one of the most seismic countries on the planet. ■

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