Mid-sized quake hits off central Chile coast; no damage reported

Mid-sized quake hits off central Chile coast; no damage reported
# 30 April 2014 22:08 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. A shallow 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile on Wednesday, rattling buildings in the capital, Santiago, but not causing any damage, APA reports quoting Reuters.

There was no tsunami alert following the short but brusque tremor, according to the country's emergency office.

The quake struck 29 miles north of the beach resort of Vina del Mar at a shallow depth of 7.1 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

A major 8.2 quake slammed the north of the Andean country earlier this month, and aftershocks have since jolted wary residents.

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