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Chile Earthquake: 6.8 Temblor Rattles Nerves

Feb 11, 2011 – 3:59 PM
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David Knowles

David Knowles Writer

The shaking is back.

Almost one year after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake caused massive destruction in Chile on Feb. 28, another strong quake was registered today.

According to the USGS, the 6.8-magnitude quake struck shortly after 5 p.m. local time. The epicenter was just off shore, about 245 miles south-southwest of Santiago, but was powerful enough to shake buildings in the capital city.

As yet there have been no reports of damage or injuries from today's quake, which was centered not far from the one that killed about 500 people a year ago.

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