Chile Rocked by Early Morning Earthquake

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Chile early Wednesday . The earthquake was centered 35 kilometers north of Valparaiso, Chile and 119 kilometers northwest of Santiago, Chile.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred offshore, at a depth of 19 kilometers.

The Chilean emergency office ONEMI said there were no early reports of damage.

There have been several earthquakes in the same area over the past week.

Last year a magnitude 8.8 earthquake killed more than 500 people and caused severe damage