According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred about 34 miles (54 kilometers) southwest of Ovalle, Chile at 7:19 a.m. local time. The USGS said it was detected at a depth of 47 miles (76 kilometers).
Chile is highly vulnerable to earthquakes. Eight years ago, in 2010, a devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake is one of the strongest ever recorded.
The tsunami it created is said to have killed over 500 people, according to reports. (ANI)