25/04/2017 8:33 AM AEST | Updated 25/04/2017 12:39 PM AEST

Earthquake Strikes Off Chile's Central Coast

The quake read 7.1 magnitude on the Ritcher Scale.

An earthquake, with a strong 7.1 magnitude reading has struck at Valparaiso, off the central coast of Chile.

Initially, the quake was assessed as a magnitude 6.6, and then 6.8, before being upgraded to 7.1.

Reuters reports tremors were felt in the Chilean capital, Santiago. While a quake of this size can cause serious damage, it occurred offshore, potentially reducing its impact.

This is a developing story, more to come.


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