7.0 earthquake strikes off Chile’s Pacific coast


(CNN) — A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile’s Pacific coast Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake’s epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) west-northwest of Iquique, Chile, and its depth was 35 km (21.7 miles), the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries, but local emergency officials activated a precautionary tsunami warning and urged residents to move to higher ground, CNN Chile reported.

There is no widespread destructive tsunami threat, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

CNN en Español’s Nelson Quiñones contributed to this report.

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