Magnitude 5.0 tremor shakes Chilean capital, no damage reported




 
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February 17th, 2015  
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Topic: Magnitude 5.0 tremor shakes Chilean capital, no damage reported


A magnitude 5.0 earthquake shook central Chile on Tuesday morning, rattling buildings in the capital Santiago, but there were no reports of any damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor, which struck at 11:35 am local time (1435 GMT), had a magnitude of 5.0, was centered 123 km northwest of Santiago and had a depth of 85 km. Earlier, Chile's emergency service Onemi said the medium-intensity tremor had a magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter scale. "There are no preliminary reports of damage to people or effects on services or to infrastructure from this tremor," said Onemi.

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