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A senior Chilean government official said lessons learned from Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami disasters as well as from the 2010 huge temblor in Chile were useful in dealing with a powerful earthquake that hit his country last week.

“There is a lot we can learn from each other’s tragedies,” presidential spokesman Alvaro Elizalde said Monday, adding that he hopes the countries will continue to share what they have experienced in the disasters.

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