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Subject: USGS Earthquake report

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake near NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
32.25S, 71.08W depth 50.7km Wed Jul 29 07:14:24 1998 GMT
An earthquake has occurred. Following is information provided
by the National Earthquake Information Service of the USGS.
This information is preliminary and subject to correction.
Time: GMT Wed Jul 29 07:14:24 1998
(EDT Wed Jul 29 03:14:24 1998)
(PDT Wed Jul 29 00:14:24 1998)
Magnitude: 6.2, determined using its body wave characteristics
Epicenter: 32.25S, 71.08W (NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE)
Precision: A, where A is fine and D is coarse.
Depth of focus: 50.7km below sea level at the epicenter.
For a map showing this event, please consult the web page
Further info can be obtained from the USGS National Earthquake
Information Center at <>
or the USGS home page at <>
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