A 5.7 quake shakes Chile's central región

updated at 15h33
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A 5.7 magnitude quake shook Chile's central region on Sunday, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago, but no injuries or major damage was reported.

 Photo: AFP
The quake struck 22 miles southwest of Valparaiso at a depth of 21.8 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A 5.0 magnitude aftershock struck nearby at a depth of 14.7 miles.
Photo: AFP

The quake struck 22 miles southwest of Valparaiso at a depth of 21.8 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A 5.0 magnitude aftershock struck nearby at a depth of 14.7 miles.

"There are no reports of injuries or any impact on basic services or infrastructure as a result of this quake," the Chilean emergency office said in a statement.

Chile is quake-prone, and south-central Chile was ravaged by a powerful quake and ensuing tsunamis in early 2010.

On Sunday, the Chilean Navy quickly downplayed the possibility of a tsunami.

Reuters Terra

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