Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Strong earthquake strikes northern Chile

SANTIAGO—A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook sparsely populated northern Chile on Monday, causing no injuries or major damage but some power outages in the region, the University of Chile's Seismological Service reported.
The temblor struck at 17:39 pm (2039 GMT) at a point near Pica, in Iquique city, some 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) north of Santiago.

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