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Jul 25, 2:20 PM EDT

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Chile's north-central region but authorities said no injuries or damage were reported and discounted the possibility of a tsunami


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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck Chile's north-central region but authorities say no injuries or damage were reported and discounted the possibility of a tsunami.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was 41 miles (66 kilometers) west-northwest of Diego de Almagro, Chile and struck Monday at 1:26 p.m. local time.

Chile's emergency services office says no damage to infrastructure was immediately reported and there are no indications of casualties. The navy says no tsunami alert has been issued.

The South American country is highly earthquake-prone. A devastating 8.8-magnitude quake in 2010 and the tsunami it unleashed killed more than 500 people and destroyed 220,000 homes.

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