Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Hits Chile Coast, No Reports Of Damage

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SANTIAGO:  A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit the coast of central Chile early on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at 7:19 a.m. (1019 GMT) around 120 km (75 miles) south-southwest of the port city of Coquimbo, the USGS added. It initially gave the magnitude as 6.4. It gave the depth as 76 km.

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Chile’s emergency service agency Onemi said on Twitter there were no initial reports of damage. The navy said there was no risk of a tsunami.

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