Chile Hit With 7.1-Magnitude Quake, No Injuries Reported Yet

CNN reported late Sunday that a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central coastal area of Chile, roughly 45 miles northwest of Temuco, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injury.

CNN reported that the quake, which stuck around 5:20 p.m., was felt as far away as Santiago, roughly 370 miles north of where the USGS said the quake occurred. The epicenter was more than 10 miles underground, the USGS said. Roughly 91,000 people felt very strong shaking, according to USGS estimates.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no widespread tsunami threat exists, but did not rule out the possibility of local tsunamis close to the quake's epicenter.

On Saturday, February 27 Chile suffered a massive 8.8 earthquake. The cities closest to the epicenter, including Concepcion, Talcahuano and Temuco were most affected.


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