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6.8 Earthquake Hits Chile

6.8 earthquake hits the Chilean coast

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit the south-southwest cost of Coquimbo, Chile, USGS is reporting.

As yet, no injuries or severe damage has yet been reported.

According to RT.com,

The quake came shortly after another one measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale.

The earlier quake struck about 108 kilometres northeast of Coquimbo, according to the US Geological Survey.

Chile has a long history of major quakes, including the strongest recorded in recent history. At least 1,655 people were killed and 3,000 injured in the Great Chilean Earthquake of 1960.

A deadly 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck Chile in September, forcing over 1 million people to evacuate, triggering tsunami warnings in California and Hawaii. At least 15 people were killed.