Magnitude 7.2 quake hits central Chile

WASHINGTON, March 25 Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:51pm EDT

WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit central Chile on Sunday, 64 miles (103 kim) west north west of the town of Talca, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km).

Magnitude 7.0 quakes or greater are capable of causing widespread and heavy damage. (Reporting by Stacey Joyce and Alonso Soto)

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