Chile earthquake: 6.8 magnitude tremor hits southwest of San Pedro de Atacama

Rory Sullivan
An earthquake struck northern Chile on the morning of 3 June, 2020: USGS

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit northern Chile early on Wednesday morning, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) has said.

The quake struck at a depth of 145 km (90 miles), GFZ added.

The US Geological Survey said the epicentre of the earthquake was about 62 km southwest of San Pedro de Atacama.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.