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7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Detected Off Chile's Pacific Coast


A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile's Pacific coast Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, CNN reported.

The epicenter was 38 miles west-northwest of Iquique, Chile, which is in the far north portion of the country; the earthquake's depth was just under 22 miles, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries, but emergency officials activated a precautionary tsunami warning along the coast and cautioned residents to move to higher ground, according to regional emergency official Juan Basaez, who spoke to CNN Chile.

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

This is breaking news; updates will be added.

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