A strong earthquake rattled buildings in Chile’s capital and other regions of the country on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.
The US Geological Survey calculated the quake’s magnitude at 6.4 and said it hit at 1:20 pm (1620 GMT). It was centered 119 miles (192 kilometers) south of Santiago at a depth of 54 miles (87 kilometers).
Chile’s navy issued a statement discounting the possibility of a tsunami.
Officials said they had no immediate reports of damage, though the quake interrupted telephone service briefly.