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M7.2, M7.1 Quakes Hit Chile

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Two strong earthquakes measuring 7.2 and 7.1 on the Richter scale hit Chile at 10:39 PM and 10:55 PM respectively Thursday, according to a bulletin from China's national seismological network.

The epicenter was detected to be 34.2 degrees south latitude and 72.0 degrees west longitude.

(Xinhua News Agency March 12, 2010)