March 6th, 2011
08:47 AM ET

Chile shaken by 6.2 magnitude earthquake

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The epicenter was in Chile's Tarapaca region, near the borders with Peru and Bolivia. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake hit at a depth of nearly 88 kilometers (55 miles), according to USGS. It was closest to the city of Tacna, Peru, which is about 93 kilometers (58 miles) from the epicenter. The Chilean city of Arica is about 110 kilometers (68 miles) from where the quake hit.

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  1. Juan Carlos

    Listen CNN... if you're going to report on every single 6.0+ earthquake that's going to strike Chile, you may as well create its own little box on the front page, some sort of "Earthquake in Chile!" graphic with a running summary.

    There are hundreds of tremors PER DAY in Chile. Obviously they go unreported. Around here you may think a 6.anything is a big deal, but down there it's not. There's a sizeable shake down there at least every few weeks, especially in the north.

    Reporting a 6.2 in the middle of nowhere...? Of course there are no reports of damage, unless a few rocks shifted in the Atacama. There aren't even any trees around to complain.

    March 6, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. RUFFNUTT

    @juan.. i like hearing about the quakes.. i just hope that one day im on vacation in branson watching dolly parton in dollywood when one strikes..

    March 6, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. mohomad

    Mary makes my weener smile

    March 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. RUFFNUTT

    what about apu?

    March 6, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. NewDemocracy oilpricing

    ghadaffi is cheap payola oil. Democracy oil is higher value and here to stay by popular profit votes. Obama has the yesterdays payola oil.

    March 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Stop H1 B

    Unemployed Americans are waiting for a 9.0 earthquake in India.

    April 2, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
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