Strong quake jolts central Chile

April 23, 2010 12:00 am

, WASHINGTON, Apr 23 – A strong 6.1-magnitude quake Friday rocked the central region of Chile which was hit by the massive February 27 tremor, the US Geological Service said.

The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 1003 GMT, was 65 kilometers (41 miles) south (172 degrees) of Concepcion, Chile, the USGS said. Concepcion is a university town and Chile\’s second largest city.

The 8.8-magnitude February 27 quake — one of the largest on record — struck off Concepcion, triggering a local tsunami. At least 452 people were killed and the disaster caused some 30 billion dollars in damage.


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