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6.0-magnitude quake hits off Chilean coast: USGS

2011-07-16 04:01:56 GMT2011-07-16 12:01:56(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

SANTIAGO, July 15 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale Friday jolted 55 miles (88 km) off the central Chilean port city of Valparaiso, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 22.90 km, hit at around 8:26 p.m. local time (0026 GMT), and was initially determined to be at 33.80 degrees south latitude and 72.07 degrees west longitude.

There were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warning.

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