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Aftershocks rock Chile's traumatized quake zone

By Associated Press

and Star-Advertiser staff

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SANTIAGO, Chile >> Another strong earthquake has shaken central Chile, part of a wave of aftershocks that have been rocking the same area that suffered so much destruction almost a year ago from a disastrous magnitude-8.8 quake.

Chile's office of emergency services says it has no information about victims or damage from the magnitude-6.6 quake that struck just after midnight Sunday.

(The latest quake did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, according to the  Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach.)

A magnitude-6.8 quake Friday sent thousands running for higher ground.

Chile has updated the toll from the Feb. 27, 2010, disaster to 524 deaths and 31 disappeared. That massive quake and the ensuing tsunami left 220,000 homeless and caused $30 billion in damage.






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