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Strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Chile, says EMSC

Headlines 11:22 03 Nov, 2021

Tsunami warnings have not been issued as a result of the quake

Strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Chile, says EMSC

A powerful 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile overnight Wednesday, prompting tremors to be felt hundreds of miles away from the epicentre in the Valparaiso region, Qazet az reports citing Sputnik.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported that the quake struck at a depth of 112 kilometres in Valparaiso, some 89 kilometres from the capital of the South American nation.

Testimonies collected by the agency include locals describing the earthquake as lasting a "long" time, whereas others noted that the incident was "really loud" as well as "short but strong."

"Extremely strong and long", another user commented about the quake.

Tsunami warnings have not been issued as a result of the quake.