U.S.G.S. says 6.6 earthquake strikes Chile

associated press Published:

SANTIAGO, Chile -- A 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked the region around Valparaiso, Chile on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage from the strong quake that occurred at 7:32 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, but electricity and telephone service was interrupted in some areas.

A preliminary report showed the quake was centered about 73 miles from the capital of Santiago.

It had a depth of about 19 miles.

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