Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Major earthquake 6.9 shakes Chile, but no damage reported (Local time: 18:38, Depth 10 km)

A major earthquake shook the west coast of central Chile on Monday, but no major damage was reported.

The quake, off the resort city of Valparaiso, initially registered a magnitude of 7.1 revised down to 6.9, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

An order to evacuate coastal areas was rescinded after authorities ruled out the possibility of a tsunami.

Chile, which lies on an arc of fault lines that circles the Pacific Basin, is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Magnitude Mw 6.7
Date time 2017-04-24 21:38:28.1 UTC
Location 33.00 S ; 71.70 W
Depth 10 km
Distances 110 km NW of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 18:38:28.1 2017-04-24
8 km NW of Valparaíso, Chile / pop: 283,000 / local time: 18:38:28.1 2017-04-24

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