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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake shakes Chile

Image: A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Aug. 1,
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Aug. 1, 2019. Copyright USGS
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By Associated Press with NBC News World News
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A strong earthquake has hit off the coast of central Chile, though there are no immediate reports of damage or injury.

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SANTIAGO, Chile — A strong earthquake has hit off the coast of central Chile, though there are no immediate reports of damage or injury.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.8 quake struck at 2:28 p.m. local time (19:28 GMT) Thursday and was centered 59 miles northwest of San Antonio, Chile, in the region of Valparaiso.

It was felt throughout the central part of the South American nation.

This is a developing story.

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