Major earthquake rocks central Chile

3rd January 2011, Comments 0 comments

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has struck central Chile, frightening residents but causing no damage, according to initial reports. The quake’s epicentre was near the town of Tirua, about 600km south of Santiago, the capital, and struck in the afternoon 2 January. Residents immediately headed for higher ground fearing a repeat of last February’s tsunami that swept ...

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