USGS: 7.8 aftershock shakes Chile’s north coast

LUIS ANDRES HENAO, LUIS HIDALGO, Associated Press
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Chile's President Michelle Bachelet arrives at the airport in Iquique, Chile, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Chilean authorities discovered surprisingly light damage Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake that struck in the Pacific Ocean, Tuesday evening, near the mining port of Iquique, Six deaths have been reported. Bachelet declared a state of emergency and was flown to Iquique, a northern coastal city of nearly 200,000 people, to review the damage. (AP Photo/ Luis Hidalgo, Pool)

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet arrives at the airport in Iquique, Chile, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Chilean authorities discovered surprisingly light damage Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake that struck in the Pacific Ocean, Tuesday evening, near the mining port of Iquique, Six deaths have been reported. Bachelet declared a state of emergency and was flown to Iquique, a northern coastal city of nearly 200,000 people, to review the damage. (AP Photo/ Luis Hidalgo, Pool)

IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful 7.8-magnitude aftershock has rocked Chile’s northern coast, which was hit by a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake Tuesday night.

It caused buildings to shake in the port of Iquique, which saw some damage from the big quake on Tuesday. There are no immediate reports of new damage or injuries.

The latest tremor came 45 minutes after a strong 6.4-magnitude aftershock shook the same area.

The stronger aftershock’s epicenter was 14 miles (23 kilometers) south of Iquique. The USGS said the aftershock had a depth of 12 miles (20 kilometers).

 

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