Santiago: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Moment magnitude scale shook central Chile today, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, the country’s National Emergency Office said.
The quake struck at 1:33 pm (1633 GMT) about 10 kilometers south of the town of Tongoy.
The epicenter was in the same area that was hit by an 8.3 magnitude quake on September 16, which triggered a tsunami that killed 15 people and drove 16,000 from their homes.
The US Geological Service said today’s quake’s measured 6.0 on the Moment magnitude scale, while Chile’s National Seismological Center said it measured 6.1 on the Richter scale.
“Preliminarily, there are no reports of injuries to people or disruptions in basic services or infrastructure as a result of this quake,” the National Emergency Office said.
The Chilean navy’s oceanographic service ruled out the possibility of a tsunami.
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