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Chile: Tremors rip through homes as 6.9 earthquake hits central Chile00:24

Chile: Tremors rip through homes as 6.9 earthquake hits central Chile

Chile, Valparaiso
April 25, 2017 at 00:20 GMT -00:00 · Published

Tremors ran through the city of Valparaiso, Monday, as a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck some 38km (23m) off the coast of central Chile.

Despite the quake sending shockwaves throughout the country, felt as far as Santiago some 115km (71,45mi) away, emergency services reported there had been no major damages to infrastructure. Officials also dismissed the potentiality of a tsunami.

The last major earthquake to hit Chile, registering at 8.3 on the Richter scale, was in 2015, taking the lives of 15 people.

Chile: Tremors rip through homes as 6.9 earthquake hits central Chile00:24
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Tremors ran through the city of Valparaiso, Monday, as a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck some 38km (23m) off the coast of central Chile.

Despite the quake sending shockwaves throughout the country, felt as far as Santiago some 115km (71,45mi) away, emergency services reported there had been no major damages to infrastructure. Officials also dismissed the potentiality of a tsunami.

The last major earthquake to hit Chile, registering at 8.3 on the Richter scale, was in 2015, taking the lives of 15 people.

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