Concepcion, Chile

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Chile Panics as 6.2 Quake Hits

No damage reported as quake hits uncomfortable close to last disaster

(Newser) - A magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck today just off the shore of south-central Chile, the same area devastated by a massive temblor two years ago, though there were no immediate reports of damage. Today's quake was centered 31 miles northwest of Concepcion, and relatively shallow at 12 miles deep. But... More »

Chilean City Moved 10 Feet West in Quake

Geologists think quake will be most important ever studied

(Newser) - The earthquake that struck Chile on Feb. 27 was so massive that it moved the entire city of Concepcion 10 feet to the west, according to one new study. Concepcion isn’t far from the quake’s epicenter in Maule, but other, more distant towns moved as well. Santiago moved... More »

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