Articles tagged "atacama"

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Massive flash floods hit Atacama desert, Chile

Heavy showers on high altitudes in northern Chile have caused dry river beds to become rushing torrents of water over the past couple of days. Major floods across the desert region of Atacama and continued through February 8. The flooding has left one dead, one...

February 08, 2019

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Very strong earthquake magnitude 6.8 struck Atacama, Chile

Strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.8 (USGS) struck Atacama, Chile on January 30, 2013 at 20:15 UTC. Epicenter was located 44km (27 miles) North of Vallenar, Chile and 100km (62mi) SSW of Copiapo, Chile at coordinates 28.168°S 70.804°W. USGS reported

January 30, 2013