Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes off central Chile

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Posted: Jan 23, 2012 1:03 PM
Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes off central Chile

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the central Chilean town of Concepcion on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It said the quake struck 31 miles north of Concepcion at 1:04 p.m.(1604 GMT) at a shallow depth of 12.2 miles below the seabed in the Pacific Ocean.

The USGS earlier reported it as a magnitude of 5.8.

(Writing by Sandra Maler; Editing by Jackie Frank)