Earthquake of magnitude around 5.3 strikes in northern Chile

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck the northern Chilean region of Tarapaca with a 118km depth on Wednesday, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

The National Seismological Centre of Chile said the earthquake hit at 5.4 magnitude and was located 37 km north-east of Calama.

The Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy said the characteristics of the earthquake do not meet the necessary conditions to generate a tsunami on the Chilean coast.

(Reporting by Nilutpal Timsina and Natalia Siniawski; Editing by Toby Chopra)