A quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 rocked the coast of Chile Wednesday around 3:15 p.m. EST.
The quake occurred 27 miles from the city of Vallenar, and about 365 miles from Santiago.
Light to moderate shaking has been reported in Copiapo, Coquimbo and La Rioja. There has not yet been reports of damage or injuries.
According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no threat to Hawaii.
Two children were killed and at least another 15 people were injured Monday evening, as strong storms forced a circus tent to collapse in Lancaster, New Hampshire.
Unsettled weather responsible for flooding downpours in Florida last week will gradually lessen over the next several days.
Tropical Storm Guillermo will continue its path toward Hawaii in the coming days bringing large swells and enhanced rainfall to the islands.
After a very hot end to July, some relief is on the way this week for Seattle and other areas of the Northwest.
Building heat across Europe this week will approach monthly and all-time record high levels in several cities.
Public officials are in the process of eliminating Naegleria Fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, from two drinking water supplies in Louisiana.
Casper, WY (1990)
A total of 0.84" of rain. The normal rainfall for all of August is 0.63".
Alexandria, VA (1992)
80 mph wind gust from a thunderstorm.
Flathead Lake, MT (1995)
5-6 foot waves from a distant thunderstorm damaged boats, sea walls, and docks.