February 13, 2011 / 9:17 AM / 9 years ago

5.8 magnitude quake strikes central Chile

SANTIAGO, Feb 13 (Reuters) - A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, two days after a larger quake was recorded.

Sunday’s tremor was centered 16 miles (25 km) northeast of Concepcion, Chile, and was 16 miles (25 km) deep, the USGS said. On Friday, a 6.9 magnitude quake struck the area but no damages were reported.

A year ago, a 8.8-magnitude earthquake devastated the earthquake-prone region.

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