Magnitude 6.7 Quake Rattles Chile

By Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
January 31, 2013; 6:27 AM ET
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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.

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