Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes Chile

Earthquake

SANTIAGO Chile — A magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook building and broke window in northern Chile Wednesday afternoon.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered 27 miles north of Vallenar, Chile at 4:15 p.m. local time (1:15 p.m. MST).

The earthquake shook buildings and broke windows in northern Chile. Officials say they did not expect any tsunami and damage was minimal.

Buildings swayed in the capital of Santiago.

Earthquakes are common in Chile. An 8.8-magnitude quake and accompanying tsunami killed 551 people in 2010. It destroyed 220,000 homes and washed away docks, riverfronts and seaside resorts.