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Moderate Chile earthquake: 5.7 magnitude

A moderate 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Chile, happened on Sunday 10 February 2013, according to USGS. There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The epicenter of the Chile earthquake was approximately 24 kilometers northwest of Cartagena kai 4o kilometers south of Valparaiso.

In February 2010, a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile at central Maule region, generating tsunami waves, killing 500 people.

source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net

Chile is a country with a huge seismic history, considering that lies above the converge of the Nazca Plate and the South American plate. For this reason Chile has been the site of many historical earthquakes, including the largest earthquake ever recorded.

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