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Chile hit by Magnitude 6.2 earthquake

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the northern coast of Chile, the US Geological Survey has said. The quake was located 63 miles northwest of the copper-exporting port of Iquique and had a depth of 7.1 miles.

There was no immediate threat of a tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Chile's massive mines are clustered in the mineral-rich north, including Collahuasi, a partnership between Glencore Xstrata and Anglo American.

 

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