Quake of 6.5 magnitude shakes Chile capital

A tremor struck Chile`s capital city Santiago on Monday, shaking buildings, according to Reuters witnesses.

Santiago: A tremor struck Chile`s capital city Santiago on Monday, shaking buildings, according to Reuters witnesses.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor had a magnitude of 6.5, with an epicenter 143 kilometers (89 miles) north-west of port city Valparaiso.

The Onemi emergency service said it had not generated conditions necessary to create a tsunami.

The port city of Coquimbo in Chile was hit by an 8.3 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami on Wednesday, killing 13 people.

Since then there have been regular aftershocks.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close