Powerful earthquake hits same region of Chile devastated by 2010 quake and tsunami


Chile has been struck by a powerful earthquake hitting the same region devastated by a huge quake and tsunami last year.

The tremor caused panic as residents ran from their homes.

Susan Potter, from the United States Geological Survey, told BBC Radio 5 live: "We have this as a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, currently."

"So far for this year, 2011, there have already been about six earthquakes that are above a magnitude six for this region," Potter explained to Giles Dilnot on Up All Night.

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