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Strong earthquake strikes deep under Bolivia

File image Andes mountains.
by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) Oct 12, 2008
A strong, 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck deep under the southern Andean mountains in Bolivia Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake occurred at 4:55 pm (2055 GMT) in the Chuquisaca region, 515 kilometers (320 miles) southeast of La Paz, at a depth of 356 kilomters (221 miles), the Virginia-based USGS said in its report.

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Quake kills at least 13 in Chechnya
Moscow (AFP) Oct 11, 2008
A strong earthquake centred in the restive Russian region of Chechnya killed at least 13 people, injured more than 100 others and caused widespread havoc on Saturday, officials said.

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