22 Sep 2015

Powerful aftershock jolts Chile

7:46 am on 22 September 2015

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck near the coast of Chile, days after a massive tremor killed 13 and triggered a tsunami.

A collapsed structure in Concon, 110 km northwest of the capital Santiago, hit by an 8.3-magnitude earthquake.

Last week's 8.3-magnitude earthquake caused buildings to collapse in Concon, 110 km northwest of the capital Santiago. Photo: AFP

This morning's quake was centred 143 kilometres north north-west of the city of Valparaiso and was felt in the capital Santiago.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake, the latest in a series of aftershocks since an 8.3 quake hit in the same area last Wednesday, was at a depth of 33 km, the US Geological Survey said.

Witnesses said the tremor shook buildings in Santiago.

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