Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes Chile

Posted on March 26, 2012

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A MAGNITUDE 7.2 earthquake struck central Chile today (yesterday local time), about 250 kilometres southwest of Santiago, according to the US Geological Survey.

Its epicenter was located near the city of Talca, about 215km south-southwest of Santiago, at a depth of nearly 30 kilometres, the preliminary report said.

Herald Sun

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