March 4, 2010 / 2:40 AM / 8 years ago

Magnitude 6.1 aftershock hits central Chile - USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.1 aftershock shook central Chile on Wednesday, four days after a massive 8.8 earthquake killed more than 800 people, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

It said the quake, shallow at a depth of 21.4 miles (34 km), was centered in the ocean, just 24 miles (39 km) west of Valparaiso, and struck at 10:59 p.m. (0159 GMT on Thursday).

Chile has been wracked by some 150 strong aftershocks since Saturday.

(Reporting by Sandra Maler; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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