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A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake shakes northern Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has shaken northern Chile but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was registered at 8:48 local time, and its epicenter was 41 kilometers (25 miles) south-southwest of Coquimbo, Chile. The quake had a depth of 41 kilometers (25 miles). Chile’s national emergency office did not report any damages or injuries. Chile is located in the so-called “Ring of Fire” in the Pacific and experiences frequent earthquakes. In 2010, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake and subsequent tsunami claimed 526 lives.

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