Chile coastal zone evacuated after strong quake

SANTIAGO Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:27am EDT

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A stretch of Chile's south-central coastal area was evacuated early on Tuesday as a precaution after a strong quake shook the country and swayed buildings as far away as the capital Santiago, but there were no immediate reports of any injuries, state emergency office ONEMI said.

(Reporting by Simon Gardner; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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