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Strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake off Chile coast: USGS

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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off the coast of Chile on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
"There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage," the USGS said of the quake, which it earlier reported as a magnitude 7.2, and which occurred 41 miles (66 kilometers) west-southwest of Constitucion, Chile.
"Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are resistant to earthquake shaking, though vulnerable structures exist," it said.

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First Published: Sep 29 2019 | 10:35 PM IST

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