7.1 Quake Shakes Up Chile

No major injuries reported, but renewed fears from huge quake of 2010
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2012 12:19 AM CDT
Firefighters inspect a building in downtown Santiago after an earthquake in central Chile, Sunday, March 25, 2012. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake has struck just off the coast of central Chile, prompting...   (AP Photo/Aliosha Marquez)
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(Newser) – A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, the strongest to hit Chile in two years, last night rocked Talca, a small city 136 miles south of Santiago, reports AP. Buildings swayed in Santiago, and people living along the coast were warned to watch for tsunamis, but there were no reports of injuries or significant damage. Fears were highest in Constitución, the resort town close to Talca that was worst hit in the devastating quake of 2010, but nothing major was reported.

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