Urgent: Quake of 6.5 magnitude hits southwest of Illapel, Chile

September 22, 2015 7:52 am 

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 — An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted 63 kilometers southwest of Illapel, Chile, at 17:39:55 GMT Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 33 km, was initially determined to be at 31.8 degrees south latitude and 71.8 degrees west longitude. (PNA/Xinhua)

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