Photo: Casablanca Chile Hit with Earthquake, NO Damages
A magnitude-5.3 earthquake rattled central Chile before dawn without any victims, material damage or interruption of basic services reported.
The seismic movement, which lasted several seconds, took place at 4:28 a.m. local time (0728 GMT) and had its epicenter some 43 kilometers (27 miles) northeast of the town of Casablanca in the central Valparaiso region, the Seismological Service at the University of Chile reported.
The temblor was also felt in the central regions of Maule and O’Higgins.
The Navy’s Hydrography and Oceanography Service ruled out any possibility that the quake would be capable of setting off a tsunami that could hit the Chilean coastline.