SANTIAGO, Chile A magnitude-5.8 earthquake rocked northern Chile on Wednesday, causing landslides that blocked highways but no immediate reports of victims or major damage.
The quake hit at 12:12 a.m. (1612 GMT) Wednesday in Chile's northernmost province of Tarapaca, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center.
The Seismological Institute of the University of Chile said the quake was centered near the town of Pica, outside the coastal city of Iquique. It was felt hundreds of miles (kilometers) away.
The government's Emergency Bureau said the quake caused some landslides that blocked highways, but there were no immediate reports of victims or damage, though officials were seeking word from small Andean towns.
The U.S. earthquake center said the epicenter was located 4.8 miles (7.7 kilometers) below ground, while Chilean seismologists said it was much deeper.