Natural Disasters

6.8 Earthquake Strikes off Coast of Chile

No reports of casualties

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A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Chile Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The earthquake's epicenter, a little more than 6 miles deep in the Pacific Ocean, was about 370 miles west-southwest of Puerto Quellon and 951 miles south-southwest of Santiago.