Magnitude 6.6 quake hits central Chile, no major damage

August 24, 2014 2:47 AM

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Magnitude 6.6 quake hits central Chile, no major damage

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A strong, magnitude 6.6 quake hit central Chile on Saturday, shaking buildings and prompting power outages in the capital, Santiago, but not causing any major damage.

The epicenter was 31 miles (50 km) north-northeast of the port city of Valparaiso, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, which the USGS originally reported at magnitude 6.3, hit at a depth of 20 miles (32 km).

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