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6.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile – USGS – RT World News



A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook the Chilean coast, US Geological Survey has reported. It hit at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles).

The shooting occurred late on Saturday 157.4 km southeast of Talca, a city of about 200,000 people south of the capital Santiago.

There has been no tsunami alert due to the earthquake.

About 10 million people may have felt the quake, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center.

However, it is not expected to cause loss or major property damage.

Chile is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Ring of Fire, the 40,000 km long zone that dominates the Pacific Ocean, and runs through countries including Chile, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Peru, Guatemala, the United States, Mexico, and Russia.

The region is responsible for about 90 percent of the world̵

7;s earthquakes and is home to 450 volcanoes or about 75 percent of the world’s total.

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