New York/Santiago, Mar 26: A massive undersea quake struck Chile on Sunday measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale. The quake is believed to have struck off the Chile coast. However, there was no threat of a tsunami.
The quake hit around 6.30 pm with the epicenter being 10 km under the seabed off the coast of Maule, the US geological survey said. According to Xinhua news agency, plans to evacuate residents in low-lying south-central coastal areas by the Chilean authorities was aborted and possibility of a tsunami was also ruled out.
As per the National Emergency Bureau, the quake did not have 'the conditions needed to generate a tsunami'. It had called for evacuation of the quake in the aftermath of the quake.