6.5-magnitude earthquake hits Central Chile coast; no tsunami expected

Published  6:24 PM HST Apr 16, 2012
EWA BEACH, Hawaii -

The National Weather Service said a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Central Chile Monday.

Experts said no destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data.

The earthquake happened at 5:50 p.m. Hawaii time.

As of 6:25 p.m., no word yet on damage or injuries in Chile.

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