April 24 (UPI) — A major earthquake shook the west coast of central Chile on Monday, but no major damage was reported.
An order to evacuate coastal areas was rescinded after authorities ruled out the possibility of a tsunami.
Chile, which lies on an arc of fault lines that circles the Pacific Basin, is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
In 2015, an 8.3 quake followed by a tsunami killed 15 people in the northern part of the country.
In 2010, an 8.8 quake followed by a tsunami killed more than 500 people in the center and southern parts of the country.