Two Earthquakes Strike Chile, No Reports of Damage or Injuries

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Two earthquakes hit Chile this morning, but so far there are no reports of damages or injuries.

According to the US Geological Survey, the first quake — of magnitude-5.5 — struck at 5:43 a.m. on Wednesday morning approximately 30 kilometers from the northern city of Calama. The second quake, of magnitude-5.2, occurred at 10:35 a.m.

The second earthquake caused buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago, approximately 167 kilometers away from the epicenter. Similar to Calama, no damage has been reported.

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One of the most earthquake-prone nations in the world, Chile suffered a devastating quake in 2010 which killed more than 500 people.

Source: Edmonton Journal.

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