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6.3 quake rocks Chilean coast, tremors felt in western Argentina
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Chilean coast, the US Geological Survey has reported. Powerful tremors were felt as far as Mendoza, located in Argentina’s Cuyo region.
The quake struck at a depth of 31 kilometers (19.6 miles), with an epicenter about 79 kilometers (49 miles) southwest of the port city of Coquimbo, Chile, which has a population of more than 106,000. The nearest Chilean city of Ovalle (population about 104,000) is 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the epicenter, according to the USGS.