Santiago: Massive 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Chile putting Ring of Fire on alert. Striking at a depth of 71.6 km, the epicenter of the earthquake was 54km south-west of Ovalle, whose population is more than 113,000 people.
There are no immediate reports of damage to buildings, injuries or deaths. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is yet to issue any alerts.
The quake shook the capital of Santiago and other cities, causing buildings to sway. But Chile’s emergency services office said no damages to infrastructure were immediately reported and dismissed the possibility of a tsunami on the country’s long coast.