6 Oct 2015

Magnitude 6 quake off Chile coast

6:57 am on 6 October 2015

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck in the Pacific off the coast of central Chile on Monday, the US Geological Survey says.

People in the city of Valparaiso keep a close eye on the shoreline after a massive quake hit off the Chilean coast.

People in the city of Valparaiso keep a close eye on the shoreline after the September 16 quake hit off the Chilean coast. Photo: AFP

Chile's emergency office said no immediate damage was reported and no tsunami was expected.

The USGS said the quake was centred 51.5 km southwest of Coquimbo and struck at a depth of 35 km.

The region has been hit by a string of aftershocks following an 8.3 magnitude quake on 16 September.

- Reuters

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