September 29, 2019 / 4:36 PM / 17 days ago

Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off coast of Chile; no tsunami threat

(Reuters) - A shallow earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck off Chile’s coast on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

A tsunami is not expected, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake was centred 83 miles (134 km) west of Talca at a depth of 6.1 miles, the USGS said.

Chile, located on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” has a long history of deadly quakes, including an 8.8-magnitude quake in 2010 off the south-central coast that triggered a tsunami that devastated coastal towns.

Writing by Lisa Shumaker; Editing by Marguerita Choy

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