Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes northern Chile: U.S. Geological Survey

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Posted: Mar 22, 2014 9:28 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck northern Chile on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was located 63 miles northwest of Iquique and had a depth of 7.1 miles, the USGS said.

Iquique is a major copper-exporting port.

There was no immediate tsunami warning.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)