5.3-magnitude quake hits south east of Putre, Chile

Epicentre initially determined to be at 18.77 degrees south latitude and 69.07 degrees west longitude


March 17, 2018
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An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted 81km SE of Putre, Chile at 20:34:20 GMT on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicentre, with a depth of 132.24 km, was initially determined to be at 18.77 degrees south latitude and 69.07 degrees west longitude.

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