A robust 6.2 – magnitude tremor has rocked the Chilean coast, the US Geological Survey has reported. The quake struck off at a depth of some 20 kilometers (12 miles).

The jolt occurred some 157.four km (97.eight mi) to the south-east of Talca, a metropolis of some 200,000 individuals south of the capital Santiago, late on Saturday. 

There was no tsunami alert issued because of the quake.

Some 10 million individuals might need felt the shaking, in accordance with the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

Nonetheless, the quake will not be anticipated to trigger casualties or main materials harm.

Chile is extraordinarily vulnerable to earthquakes as a consequence of its sitting on the Ring of Fireplace, the 40,000 km-long zone that dominates the Pacific Ocean, and runs by way of a dozen of nations, together with Chile, Indonesia, Japan, The Philippines, Peru, Guatemala, the US west coast, Mexico and Russia.

The area is chargeable for some 90 % of the world’s earthquakes and is residence to some 450 volcanoes or about 75 % of the world’s whole.

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