5.1-magnitude morning quake shakes Chile awake, no damage or injuries reported

Associated PressBy The Associated Press | Associated Press – 2 hrs 47 mins ago

SANTIAGO, Chile – A 5.1-magnitude temblor has shaken awake residents of Chile’s capital, but no damage or injuries have been reported.

The US Geological Survey reports that the earthquake occurred Saturday at 4:28 a.m. local time, or 0728 GMT. It was centred in the Chile’s metropolitan region, at a depth of 66.7 kilometres (about 40 miles).

The University of Chile’s seismological service measured the quake as stronger, with a 5.3 magnitude.

The Chilean government’s National Emergency Office says no injuries or damage have been reported, and basic services have not been affected.

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