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Powerful Quake Strikes Chile

March 05, 1987|United Press International

ANTOFAGASTA, Chile — A powerful earthquake registering at least 7.0 on the Richter scale shook northern Chile early today, causing power disruptions and minor damage but no casualties, authorities said.

The quake, which lasted about one minute, struck at 6:20 a.m., shattering windows and knocking off roof tiles in Antofagasta, a Pacific port city of more than 125,000 people. Police said electric and telephone lines in the region were cut.

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