Seismology

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Registered in Guatemala

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook southern Guatemala today, according to Reuters, citing the US Geophysical Institute.

The quake's epicentre was 8 km northwest of the city of Casillas and 50 km southwest of the capital of Guatemala, at a depth of about 200 kilometres.

There are no reports of casualties and destruction.

5,4 Magnitude Earthquake in Iran

A magnitude 5 earthquake was recorded this morning in the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, about 125 km west of the port city of Bandar Abbas, at a depth of 10 km, Reuters and the Associated Press reported.

There is no evidence of damage or casualties.

According to Iranian state television, the quake had a 5,3 magnitude. According to US seismologists - 5.3.

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Chile

A strong earthquake shook the Chilean capital, Santiago, last night. There was a protest demonstration downtown against poor social services and economic inequality, the AP reported.

According to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.0 on the Richter scale. The epicentre is 28 km southwest of the town of Ilapel. The depth was 49 km.

The Strong Earthquake in the Philippines Killed at Least Nine People

At least nine people have already died in the major earthquake in the Philippines today, TASS reported, citing local media.

The victims include children and teenagers buried in debris.

Two dead and dozens injured were reported earlier, BTA recalls.

Infrastructure damage has been done.

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