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Strong quake hits off Chilean coast, second time in one week

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Saturday, March 22, 2014, 5:36 PM -

Seismologists say a magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck off Chile's northern coast, alarming local residents but causing no reported damage. 

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 7:59 a.m. (8:59 EDT; 1259 GMT) and it was centred 96 km north-northwest of the coastal city of Iquique.

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Chile's national emergency office said there were no reports of damage or problems with infrastructure. 

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Officials discounted any possible tsunami. They had evacuated thousands of people from the shore last week as a precaution after a magnitude-6.7 quake in the same region.

With files from The Associated Press

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