Sunday, December 25, 2016

Chile issues tsunami alert, orders evacuations after powerful 7.6 earthquake (local time 11:22, Depth 47 km)

Evacuation orders are in effect in coastal areas in four southern regions following a powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake that hit Quellon, a town on Chile's Chiloe Island, prompting officials to issue a tsunami alert.

Officials have not yet released casualty figures or damage estimates.

  • Magnitude Mw 7.7

Date time 2016-12-25 14:22:28.2 UTC
Location 43.36 S ; 73.80 W

  • Depth 47 km

Distances 1133 km S of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 11:22:28.2 2016-12-25
221 km S of Puerto Montt, Chile / pop: 161,000 / local time: 11:22:28.2 2016-12-25
31 km SW of Puerto Quellón, Chile / pop: 21,900 / local time: 11:22:28.2 2016-12-25

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  1. Chile earthquake tsunami warning lifted...

    A tsunami alert issued after a powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of southern Chile has now been lifted.
    The quake struck at 14:22 GMT on the island of Chiloe, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of Quellon, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
    No casualties have been reported. Some 4,000 people were evacuated.....BBC


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