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updated 6/1/2011 11:30:52 AM ET 2011-06-01T15:30:52

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck off Chile's coast Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake's epicenter was 59 miles southwest of Concepcion and occurred at a depth of 9.4 miles, USGS said.

The tremor was felt in Chile's south-central region, the same area that was devastated by a massive quake last year. There were no immediate reports of damage, according to Chile's national emergency office.

The USGS said the earthquake struck just before 9 a.m. ET.

A second, weaker quake was reported less than an hour later in the same area, USGS said. It was a magnitude-5.4 temblor and was at a depth of 10.6 miles.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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