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Chile earthquake: No California tsunami warning issued

The 7.2 earthquake that was reported Sunday 20 miles from Talca, Chile, has not prompted any tsunami warnings for California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor occurred at 3:37 p.m. Pacific time.The depth was recorded at 18.6 miles.

Officials said they do not believe the quake posed a tsunami threat for the United States' Pacific coast.

But they said local tsunamis were possible within 100 kilometers of the epicenter off the coast of Chile.


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