2 dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Chile's coast
By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
January 20, 2019, 9:34:23 AM EST
Damage has been reported after a strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck near Coquimbo in central Chile, prompting a tsunami warning that was canceled a short time later, officials say.
The quake prompted a tsunami warning that was canceled a short time later.
Damage has been reported at a number of locations. Two people reportedly died after suffering heart attacks, according to Reuters.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) downgraded the magnitude of the earthquake from a 6.8 to a 6.7.
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Damage was reported in La Serena, Chile after the strong earthquake.
Aftershocks continue to rattle the region with magnitudes varying from 4.0 to 4.5.
AHORA | Se reportan daños en La Serena tras el fuerte sismo. (Región de Coquimbo). pic.twitter.com/5eaxD4jSp2— Sismologia Chile (@SismologiaCh) January 20, 2019
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