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Central Chile struck by magnitude 6.1 earthquake

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 has struck central Chile in the same region that was badly damaged in a powerful quake on 27 February.

A local official told Chilean radio that no damage or casualties have been reported, Reuters news agency said.

US seismologists said the earthquake struck at 0603 local time (1003 GMT) 66km (41 miles) south of Concepcion.

The city was badly damaged in February's quake, which killed nearly 500 people and left thousands homeless.

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