7.0 Earthquake Strikes Near Chilean Pacific Coast

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani
The quake

MGN Online

(CNN) -- A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile's Pacific coast Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake's epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) west-northwest of Iquique, Chile, and its depth was 35 km (21.7 miles), the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries, but local emergency officials activated a precautionary tsunami warning and urged residents to move to higher ground, CNN Chile reported.

There is no widespread destructive tsunami threat, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

-- CNN en Español's Nelson Quiñones contributed to this report.

Posted by: Nick Viviani


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