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News Release

Magnitude 6.6 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
2004 May 03 04:36:50 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE about 90 km (55 miles) south of Concepcion or 515 km (320 miles) south-southwest of Santiago at 10:36 PM MDT yesterday, May 2, 2004 (May 03 at 12:36 AM local time in Chile). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available.

Minor damage (VI)and power outages occurred at Canete. Felt (VI) at Angol, Concepcion, Los Angeles, Talcahuano and Victoria; (V) at Lebu, Lonquimay, Temuco, Valdivia and Villarica; (IV) at Cauquenes, Chillan, Linares and Talca; (III) at Curico, Osorno, Rancagua and San Fernando; (II) at Santiago. Also felt at Chiguayante.

 


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