Chile says at least two people killed and thousands left without electricity in the country's north.

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The Chilean authorities said a magnitude 6.7 earthquake killed at least two people and left thousands of people without electricity in the north.

According to the US Geological Survey, Saturday's earthquake was centered 15.6 km southwest of the town of Coquimbo, southwest of the city of Kokimbo, with a depth of 53 km.

According to the national emergency service, two people have been victims of heart attacks because of the earthquake felt by the inhabitants of the south of the capital, Santiago.

About 20,000 people remained without electricity Sunday in northern Chile, officials said.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.3 degrees hit the same region in 2015, killing more than a dozen people.