CNN Chile similarly reported no immediate injuries or damage.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no widespread tsunami threat exists. It did not rule out the possibility of local tsunamis close to the quake's epicenter and said that authorities in the region should be prepared.
In February, an 8.8-magnitude quake hit Chile near the nation's second largest city, Concepcion, killing hundreds.
Original Article : http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/01/02/chile.earthquake/index.html?hpt=T2