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Magnitude-6.8 earthquake strikes Chile, no damage reported

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A strong magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck north-central Chile on Saturday, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 4:31 a.m. about 29 miles (47 kilometers) southwest of Ovalle, a city 185 miles (300 kilometers) northwest of Santiago, at a depth of 22 miles (36 kilometers).

Chile’s Navy first alerted, but later discounted, the possibility of a small tsunami.

“The situation in the region of the epicenter is now in a state of normality,” Ricardo Toro, the head of Chile’s emergency services, said in a press conference.

 

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8 earthquakes in map area

  1. M 4.2 – 26km WSW of Ovalle, Chile

    2015-11-07 23:56:21 UTC 43.8 km

  2. M 4.6 – 98km WNW of Illapel, Chile

    2015-11-07 22:23:54 UTC 17.6 km

  3. M 5.9 – 23km SW of Ovalle, Chile

    2015-11-07 10:53:43 UTC 37.7 km

  4. M 4.7 – 32km SW of Ovalle, Chile

    2015-11-07 10:31:20 UTC 41.3 km

  5. M 4.7 – 33km SW of Ovalle, Chile

    2015-11-07 09:16:59 UTC 35.8 km

  6. M 6.8 – 47km SW of Ovalle, Chile

     2015-11-07 07:31:43 UTC 37.6 km

  7. M 6.2 – 107km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile

    2015-11-07 07:04:31 UTC 12.0 km

  8. M 4.9 – 74km W of Coquimbo, Chile

    2015-11-07 01:34:51 UTC 8.6 km

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NOAA’s National Weather Service

Tsunami.gov

Current date and time is: Nov 8, 2015 01:16 UTC

No Tsunami Warnings, Advisories or Watches are in effect

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International Business Times

Chile Earthquake Update 2015: Buildings Sway As Magnitude 6.8 Quake Strikes Central Region

By @suman09 s.varandani@ibtimes.com on November 07 2015 5:40 AM EST
Chile earthquake aftermath
This photo shows local residents walking amid debris left on the beach by the tsunami that ensued after an 8.3 magnitude quake that killed at least 11 people in central Chile. On Saturday, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the same area. Getty Images/Martin Bernetti/AFP

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook central Chile Saturday with no damage or injuries reported so far. The tremor comes just two months after another quake hit the same area.

Buildings reportedly swayed in capital city of Santiago, but no tsunami alert has been issued. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake struck 30 miles southwest of Ovalle, a city nearly 185 miles northwest of Santiago, at a depth of 22 miles.

 

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AP

Magnitude-6.8 earthquake strikes Chile, no damage reported

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A strong magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck north-central Chile on Saturday, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 4:31 a.m. about 29 miles (47 kilometers) southwest of Ovalle, a city 185 miles (300 kilometers) northwest of Santiago, at a depth of 22 miles (36 kilometers).

Chile’s Navy first alerted, but later discounted, the possibility of a small tsunami.

“The situation in the region of the epicenter is now in a state of normality,” Ricardo Toro, the head of Chile’s emergency services, said in a press conference.

He added Saturday’s quake was part of a string of aftershocks from an 8.3-magnitude quake that hit off the coast of Chile on Sept. 16.

 

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