Chile hit by moderate earthquake, no damage

A moderate earthquake of 5.6 magnitude hit central Chile on Saturday.

Chile hit by moderate earthquake, no damage

A moderate earthquake of 5.6 magnitude hit central Chile on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but the country's state emergency office Onemi said there were no signs of damage.

USGS initially said the magnitude was 5.8. The epicenter of the quake was 57 miles (92 km) south-southwest of the city of Concepcion at a depth of 8.5 miles (13.7 km).

In February 2010, central Chile was hit by a massive quake of 8.8 magnitude and ensuing tsunamis that caused widespread devastation and killed hundreds of people.

Reuters

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