Monday, March 26, 2012

7.2-magnitude quake hits central Chile

WASHINGTON: A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile on Sunday, in an area hit by an 8.8-magnitude earthquake in 2010, the US Geological Survey said.

The USGS said the latest quake occurred at 2237 GMT 32 kilometres from Talca, Chile, at a depth of 30 kilometres.

The Maule coastal region in central Chile where the quake occurred has been periodically shaken by powerful aftershocks since an 8.8-magnitude quakeon February 27, 2010 that claimed more than 500 lives and billions of dollars in damage.

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Source From Channel News Asia

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