April 15, 2017 / 8:37 AM / 4 months ago

Magnitude 6.1 quake hits northern Chile - USGS

(Reuters) - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile, 144 km (90 miles) southeast of Calama, at a depth of 188 km, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Saturday.

The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 and struck at about 5:15 a.m. (0815 GMT), USGS said.

There were no immediate reports on social media of damage or casualties.

Reporting by Louise Ireland and Brendan O'Brien

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