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Strong quake strikes central Chile: US geologists

world Updated: Oct 25, 2010 08:21 IST
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A strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake has rattled central Chile, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicenter of Wednesday's quake was located off the Chilean coast in the Pacific Ocean 315 kilometers west--southwest of the capital Santiago at a depth of 6.7 kilometers, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

In February, a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile, sparking a huge tsunami that killed over 500 people and swept away entire villages. That disaster caused an estimated 30 billion dollars in damage.

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