(ETH) – Northern Chile has reportedly been shaken by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake according to the Santiago Times. The earthquake struck early on Wednesday morning, 62 km South-southwest of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile at a depth of 145 km (90 miles).


At this time there are no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake. Chile is a region known for earthquakes, which are produced by the fast-moving Nazca tectonic plate colliding with the South American plate.

Chile witnessed its most powerful quake in recorded history in May 1960, when it was struck with a quake 100 miles off the Chilean coast and was thought to have measured a stunning 9.5 on the Richter Scale. The mega-quake produced much damage to many cities and more than 1,500 deaths and a devastating tsunami resulting in two million people being left made homeless by the disaster.

Ricky Scaparo is the pastor and founder of the international ministry End Time Headlines. A ministry that provides resources to equip believers and to inform the discerning of the signs and seasons in which we live. His mission is to inform his readers and viewers of prophetic events and how they are unfolding before our very eyes through news and headlines presented from a prophetic perspective in light of the Holy Bible.