8.3 magnitude earthquake hits Chile, three dead
September 17 , 2015
At least three people were killed when an 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile’s coast. Around seven are said to be injured, of which three are in a serious condition. According to media reports, the earthquake, which also caused damages to homes in Illapel, triggered tsunami alert and coastal evacuations have been ordered. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was around 34 miles west of Illapel and it had a depth of 20.5 miles.