Sunday, November 22, 2015

Chile earthquake: Strong tremor strikes near Monte Patria in Limarí province

A strongly-felt earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 has struck Chile near Monte Patria in Limarí province, seismologists say. 

The 5.6-magnitude earthquake at 8:05 p.m. local time on Saturday was centered on land about 11 kilometers east of Monte Patria, which is located in Limari province, according to Chile's National Seismological Center. It struck about 53 kilometers deep, making it a relatively shallow earthquake. 

The Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA) said the earthquake was not strong enough to generate a tsunami, and no tsunami alerts are in effect. 

The earthquake was strongly felt in the region, according to witnesses, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, although assessments were still underway.

Other details were not yet available.
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