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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off coast of Chile, no tsunami risk

There were no initial reports of damage immediately following the quake.

December 28, 2020 / 09:38 AM IST
A child rides a bicycle on a fractured road after an earthquake hit Hualien, Taiwan February 8, 2018. (Reuters)

A child rides a bicycle on a fractured road after an earthquake hit Hualien, Taiwan February 8, 2018. (Reuters)

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck off the coast of south-central Chile on Sunday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, but Chilean officials immediately discarded the risk of a tsunami.

There were no initial reports of damage immediately following the quake.

The strong tremor took place at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), EMSC said, and about 163 km (100 miles) west-northwest of Valdivia in the Pacific Ocean.
Reuters
first published: Dec 28, 2020 09:32 am
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