Report: Earthquake Hits Northern Chile; No Casualities Reported

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit northern Chile Monday near the border with Bolivia in a sparsely populated area, resulting in zero casualties and no major damage to infrastructure.

According to the report, the quake didn't pose a tsunami threat, the National Emergency Office, or Onemi, said.

The tremor's epicenter, which struck 16:37 GMT, was 55 miles northeast of the city of Calama in northern Chile, according to Onemi.

According to the report, operations at the Dona Ines de Collahuasi mine, controlled by diversified mining companies Xstrata PLC and Anglo American PLC continued normally after the quake, a Collahuasi spokeswoman said. Operations were also normal at copper company Corporacion Nacional del Cobre's divisions in northern Chile.


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