A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook Chile on Saturday, coming months after a monstrous 8.3 magnitude quake had struck off the coast of the Latin American nation in September. 

Saturday's earthquake struck near Ovalle in Chile, 100km southwest of Coquimbo, according to the US Geological Survey. No tsunami alert has been issued so far. 

There have been no reports of injuries folowing the latest quake. 

One million people were evacuated after Chile was hit by the 8.3 magnitude earthquake on 16 September. More than ten people had been killed. 

Tsunami warnings had been issued following the Chile earthquake in several countries across the Pacific, including Japan and New Zealand.