Strong quake jolts southern Chile; magnitude 7


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SANTIAGO, Chile – The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-7 earthquake has hit southern Chile.

There is no immediate word on any injuries or damage.

The USGS says it struck Friday afternoon about 30 miles (45 kilometers) north of the city of Concepcion at a depth of 11 miles (18 kilometers).

Shaking was felt in the capital, Santiago.

The epicenter is near the site of a massive quake and resulting tsunami that killed at least 521 people and left 200,000 homeless a year ago.