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October 25, 2021

7.2 earthquake rocks Chile

SANTIAGO – Yet another powerful earthquake struck Chile yesterday morning – this time a 7.2 magnitude quake in the central part of the country, including Santiago, according to New York Daily News. The quake shook the country as President-elect Sebastian Pinera and hundreds of high powered Chileans gathered for his swearing in ceremony in the capital city.

Images of the ceremony showed a somewhat concerned but mostly unfazed crowd. The ceremony continued as planned. No news on the extent of the damage was immediately available.

Chile’s Navy also issued a tsunami warning after strong aftershocks, Reuters reported.

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile last month, killing at least 500 and leaving the affected region’s infrastructure in ruins. It was one of the strongest quakes on record globally.

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