Chile Hit By Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake

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South American country, Chile, has been hit by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake.

The earthquake was reported to have occurred 6:26 pm local time on Monday in the north-central region of the country.

Chile’s emergency services office says no damage to infrastructure was immediately reported and there are no indications of casualties.

The navy also says no tsunami alert has been issued.

The South American country is highly earthquake-prone.

A devastating 8.8-magnitude quake in 2010 and the tsunami it unleashed killed more than 500 people and destroyed 220,000 homes.

The greatest vibrations from the earthquake was said to be reported in the towns of Copiapo and Tierra.

 

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