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Chile Shakes From 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake

A strong earthquake has shaken northern Chile.

There are no immediate reports of injuries and Chile's national emergency office says the only known damages are fallen rocks on roadways.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Friday's quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 and was centered near Copiapo, 380 miles north of the capital of Santiago.

It struck at 11:52 a.m. local time (10:52 p.m. EDT; 1452 GMT).

The temblor happened far away from the epicenter of last month's devastating magnitude-8.8 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which claimed 452 lives, destroyed $8 billion worth of homes, schools and hospitals, and cost nearly $1 billion in road damages.

That quake was centered 200 miles southwest of Santiago and just 70 miles from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city.

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