The US Geological Survey says the epicenter of yesterday's quake was 69 kilometres north-northwest of Taltal. It hit at 6 PM local time.
    
Chile's emergency services office says no injuries or damage to infrastructure have been reported, and the Chilean navy discounted the possibility of a tsunami affecting the country's long coast.
    
Chile is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries. In 2010, a devastating 8.8-magnitude quake, one of the strongest ever recorded, and the tsunami it unleashed, killed more than 500 people.

 

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