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Strong earthquake shocks coast of northern Chile
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2007-12-17 15:58
An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale shook the coast of northern Chile at about 4:29 p.m. (0829 GMT) Sunday, according to a bulletin released by the Hong Kong Observatory Sunday.

The epicenter was determined to be located at 22.6 degrees south latitude and 70.0 degrees west longitude, about 230 kilometers south of Iquique, Chile.

There has been no immediate casualty report by the press time.

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