Chile’s Copper Mining Region Hit By 6.2 Quake

Wallace Witkowski
MarketWatch Pulse

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the copper mining region of Chile on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck Chile’s Atacama region at 10:52 local and Eastern Time at a depth of about 22 miles and about 375 miles north of Santiago. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. Copper for May delivery rose 1.1% to $3.42 a pound in recent trading.

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