Powerful 6.6-earthquake strikes off the coast of Chile and is felt in neighboring Argentina

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday morning and was felt in several provinces of neighboring Argentina, but there were no immediate reports of damage and authorities said there was no tsunami risk, Report informs via The Telegraph.

The US Geological Survey said the earthquake struck at 9:33 am local time (12:33 pm GMT), and its epicenter was 42 kilometers (26 miles) southwest of Huasco, a city in Chile’s Atacama region. The quake had a depth of 35 kilometers (22 miles).

Chile’s national emergency office did not report any damages or injuries, and the Chilean navy dismissed the possibility of a tsunami.

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