6,1-Magnitude Aftershock Quake Strikes off Chile's Coast

World | February 28, 2010, Sunday // 15:31| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: 6,1-Magnitude Aftershock Quake Strikes off Chile's Coast A local man surveys the debris in the entrance of Santiago de Chile University in Santiago after an earthquake of 8,8 on the Ritcher scale hit the country. Photo by BGNES

A powerful aftershock earthquake with a magnitude of 6,1 struck off the coast Chile early Sunday local time.

The strongest aftershock comes about a day after much of the country was devastated by the 8,8-magnitude quake that struck early Saturday morning.

According to the US Geological Survey, the aftershock hit at 8:25 am local time, and its epicenter was located 63 km north of the city of Talca.

No additional damages or casualties have been reported as a result of the aftershock. At least 300 have been killed in the original earthquake on Saturday.

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