15 Nov 2012

Quake in western Chile

9:10 am on 15 November 2012

A strong earthquake has hit western Chile north of the capital, Santiago.

The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.1 quake occurred on the coast at 4.02pm on Wednesday. It was initially reported as magnitude 6.0.

Onemi, the state emergency office, said there were no reports of injuries or infrastructure damage.

No tsunami alert was issued.

Chile was battered by a magnitude 8.8 quake and tsunami in February 2010.