An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 has struck in northern Chile, the massive destructive force has rocked buildings and cut power across the country
THE powerful tremor hit the region of Antofagasta around 3.40am local time, causing several towns to lose power. The quake struck at a depth of 145 kilometres. The US Geological Survey (USGS) placed the quake’s epicentre about 62 kilometres southwest of San Pedro de Atacama.
More to follow on this story as news of expected casualties is released.