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Friday February 11, 2011

BREAKING NEWS 6.8 Earthquake Hits Close To The Central/South Coast of Chile

BREAKING NEWS 6.8 Earthquake Hits Close To The  Central/South Coast of Chile

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Authorities have evacuated several areas prone to Tsunamis. No victims or damages have been reported, but heavy tides, and quake replicas concern government officials.

Five minutes past five in the afternoon (Chile Time) the ground begun shaking, reminding Chileans of last year’s disaster. The quake was initially said to have been a 7.0 in the Richter scale, but it was lowered to 6.8. The epicenter was pin-pointed to be 28 miles north of the city of Concepción, and at a depth of 11.5 miles.

The National Office for Emergencies has reported no victims, or material damages.

Preliminary reports say some power outages and collapse of telephone lines were reported, and the evacuation procedures have caused traffic jams along the coastline of the Bio Bio region. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has ruled out a possible Tsunami.

This news is in development.

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