7.2-magnitude quake hits Chile

An undersea tremor measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Maule in Chile Sunday, the US geological survey said.

It occurred at 22:37:04 GMT with a depth of 10 km under the seabed. The epicentre was at 35.1160 degrees south latitude and 72.6580 degrees west longitude, Xinhua reports.

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