March 16th, 2010
01:28 AM ET

Strong, moderate quakes rock Chile

A pair of earthquakes rattled coastal Chile overnight, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

A strong 6.7-magnitude quake hit at 11:22 p.m. Monday, and a moderate 5.5-magnitude quake followed at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday.

Vicente Nuñez, director of the National Emergencies Office, appealed to Chileans to remain calm, saying there was no danger of a tsunami.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage, he said.

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