Magnitude-5.7 quake shakes central Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude-5.7 earthquake shook central Chile on Wednesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital but apparently causing no major damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 17:29 p.m. local time and its epicenter was about 37 miles east-north-east of Los Andes, Chile.
Officials discarded the possibility of a tsunami and said there were no immediate reports of deaths or damages.
Chile is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries. A magnitude-8.8 quake and the tsunami it unleashed in 2010 killed more than 500 people and destroyed 220,000 homes.