6 Feb 2011

Quake in central Chile

5:54 am on 6 February 2011

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake has occurred in central Chile.

The US Geological Survey initially said the magnitude was 5.8. The epicenter of the quake was 92km south-southwest of the city of Concepcion at a depth of 13.7km.

The state emergency office Onemi said there were no signs of damage.

In February 2010, central Chile was hit by a magnitude 8.8 quake. It and ensuing tsunamis caused widespread damage.