January 2011 Last updated at 16:34 ET
Earthquake of 7.2 magnitude hits off Chile coast
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit off the central coast of Chile, the US Geological Survey says.
The epicentre was 95km (60 miles) northwest of Temuco with a depth of 17km, the USGS said.
It added that there was no current widespread tsunami threat, although there are reports of people fleeing the area.
An 8.8-magnitude earthquake in the same area last February caused widespread destruction and left dozens dead.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which hit at 1720 (2020 GMT).
It was centred about 600 kilometres (370 miles) southwest of the capital, Santiago.
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