6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes central Chile, north of capital of Santiago

The U.S. Geological Survey says central Chile has been hit by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake.

The quake struck at 4:31 a.m. 47 kilometers (29 miles) southwest of the city of Ovalle, nearly 300 kilometers (185 miles) northwest of the capital of Santiago. It struck at a depth of 36 kilometers (22 miles).

No immediate damages have been reported.