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6.2-magnitude quake jolts north of Chile

07-12-2010 09:59 BJT

WASHINGTON, July 11 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted north of Chile on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, which occurred at 20:11 local time (0011 GMT Monday), was centered 273 km northeast of Antofagasta, and at the depth of 99 km, the USGS said.

No damage or injuries were reported so far.

An 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit south-central Chile in February, killing at least 500 people and causing massive damage.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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