Santiago, Apr 10 (AFP) A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook the South American nation of Chile today but there was no tsunami alert and no reports of injuries, preliminary reports from officials said.

The United States Geological Survey also reported the quake as measuring 6.2.

Chile’s National Seismological Center said the quake struck at 7:19 am, 35 kilometers north of Punitaqui at a depth of 75.8 kilometers.(AFP) AMS AMS

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