April 23rd, 2010
08:45 AM ET

Earthquake hits Chile

[Updated at 8:45 a.m.] The U.S. Geological Survey has downgraded the magnitude of an earthquake that struck Chile on Friday to 5.9.

The quake hit about 40 miles (65 km) south of Concepcion, Chile, the U.S. Geological Survey said Friday. It was 22 miles (35 km) deep, the USGS said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

It stuck in the same area as an 8.8-magnitude quake in February that triggered a tsunami, left 800,000 people homeless and caused $30 billion in damage.

[Posted at 6:40 a.m.] An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 has struck about 41 miles (65 km) south of Concepcion, Chile, the U.S. Geological Survey said Friday.

The quake was 22 miles (35 km) deep, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

It struck in the same area as an 8.8-magnitude quake in February that triggered a tsunami, left 800,000 people homeless and caused $30 billion in damage.

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