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Our Daily Planet: Chilean Earthquake and Louisiana's Deadly Tornado

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Chile Aftershock: A magnitude-6.2 earthquake shook Chile in the same region where a magnitude-8.8 temblor hit on Feb. 27, 2010. As with the other recent aftershocks, no serious damage was reported. [Related: Chile Feels Aftershock of Last Year's Massive Temblor .]

Solomon Islands Earthquake: A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck deep beneath the ocean floor, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) west of the Solomon Island's Kira Kira island. No damage was reported and no tsunami was expected.

Kilauea Erupts: Hawaii's Mount Kilauea erupted spectacularly yesterday.

Deadly Tornado: An EF-2 tornado injured 12 and killed 1 person in Rayne, Louisiana, about 80 miles (129 km) west of Baton Rouge. A security camera captured the tornado ripping through town. [Related: Twisted Science: Why Tornado Forecasting Is Tough .]

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Philippines Earthquake and Glory's Failed Launch

Reach OurAmazingPlanet staff writer Brett Israel at bisrael@techmedianetwork.com. Follow him on Twitter @btisrael.

Brett Israel was a staff writer for Live Science with a focus on environmental issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from The University of Georgia, a master’s degree in journalism from New York University, and has studied doctorate-level biochemistry at Emory University.