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Chile earthquake: No California tsunami warning issued

March 25, 2012 |  5:02 pm

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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