Wednesday, 16 Jan 2019
World

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake swept buildings in the Chilean capital

SANTIAGO, Chile – An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 has swept away Wednesday buildings in the Chilean capital, Santiago, but no injuries or injuries have been reported so far.

The US geological survey indicates that the earthquake occurred at 14:12. local time (12:12 EST 17:12 GMT) and was centered 8 km south-southwest of San Antonio, a Pacific coastal town located about 60 km southwest of the capital.

Witnesses reported that buildings were swaying in the center of the capital and said it was also in the port of Valparaiso, located about 105 km northwest of the capital.

Chile is one of the countries most affected by the earthquake. An earthquake of magnitude 8.8 in 2010, followed by a tsunami, killed at least 525 people.

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