Residents assess damage following Chile aftershock

Residents on Chile's northern coast spent a second sleepless night outside their homes after a major aftershock rattled an area hit a day earlier by a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that caused six deaths.

State television said the aftershock caused some landslides near Alto Hospicio, a poor area in the hills above Iquique where about 2,500 homes were damaged by the first earthquake.

Fishermen try to salvage their boats in the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami Credit: Reuters
A view of a damaged road to Alto Hospicio commune in Chile after an earthquake Credit: Reuters
A resident looks at debris around a home after an earthquake Credit: Reuters

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