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Magnitude 5.3 quake hits off Chile, no damage

A magnitude 5.3 quake struck just off the coast of central Chile early today but there were no immediate reports of damage.

world Updated: Apr 28, 2011 16:44 IST

A magnitude 5.3 quake struck just off the coast of central Chile early on Wednesday but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake struck 61 miles (98 km) south-southwest of Valparaiso and was 4.4 miles (7 km) deep, according to the US Geological Survey.

Chile's National Emergency Office said it was a small tremor and there were no reports of damage in the area. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued no advisory.