Peru-Chile border hit by 6.2 quake, no damage seen




 
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Peru-Chile border hit by 6.2 quake, no damage seen
 
May 14th, 2012  
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Peru-Chile border hit by 6.2 quake, no damage seen
LIMA/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook the border area straddling southern Peru and northern Chile early on Monday, but there were no reports of damage, the Andean neighbors' national emergency offices said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck 41 miles east-northeast of Tacna in Peru, and 66 miles northeast of Arica in the far north of world No. 1 copper producer Chile. The tremor hit at a depth of 61.1 miles, it said. The USGS had earlier reported two quakes of 5.9 magnitude had struck seconds apart, but later updated its Web site to show only one. ...

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