Magnitude 6.7 quake hits central Chile - USGS

WASHINGTON Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:33pm EST

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WASHINGTON Jan 30 (Reuters) - A powerful magnitude 6.7 quake struck central Chile on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It said the quake struck 56 miles (90 km) southwest of the city of Copiapo at a shallow depth of 15.8 miles (25 km).

The Chilean emergency office said the quake did not trigger a tsunami and that no preliminary damage was reported.

(Reporting by Sandra Maler; Editing by Jim Loney)