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Magnitude-6.2 quake strikes central Chile

U.S. monitors say a magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck just off the shore of central Chile, affecting the same area where last year's much larger earthquake set off a devastating tsunami.
/ Source: msnbc.com news services

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.