/Magnitude 6.8 earthquake detected off the coast of Chile

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake detected off the coast of Chile


An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.8 has been detected off the coast of Chile, according to officials with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Chile’s National Office of Emergency says the quake will not cause a tsunami to strike the country.

The quake, with a depth of 9.8 km (6.09 miles), was initially detected as a magnitude 6.6 and is now listed as a 6.8, the USGS said.

PHOTO: A map of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile is seen here.USGS
A map of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile is seen here.

At the moment, there are no immediate reports of damage.

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