Major earthquake hits central Chile

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile, shaking buildings in the capital Santiago, though there were no initial reports of injuries or serious damage.

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Chile
People gather outside a shopping mall after an earthquake was felt in Talca, Chile Credit: AP Photo/Fabian Suazo
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Chile
People hug after a strong earthquake was felt in Talca, Chile Credit: AP Photo/Fabian Suazo

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