Strong quake shakes Chile capital, causing buildings to sway

Strong quake shakes Chile capital, causing buildings to sway

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A powerful earthquake has shaken Chile's capital, causing buildings to sway and people to take refuge in the streets.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.9. Chilean authorities recorded it as 7.2.

U.S. officials say the quake was centered ab out 153 miles (246 kilometers) north-northwest of Santiago.

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