Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chile Rocked by 6.9 quake; No Major Damage Reported (Local time: 18:38, Depth 10 km)

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but sparing the quake-prone nation of any serious damage.

The quake was centered about 85 miles (137 km) from Santiago, and some 22 miles (35 km) west of the coastal city of Valparaiso. The U.S. Geological Survey twice revised the magnitude before settling on 6.9, a strength usually capable of causing severe damage.

The epicenter's shallow depth of 15.5 miles (25 km) below the sea allowed it to be felt hundreds of miles (km) away.

Santiago office buildings swayed for about 30 seconds at the end of the workday.
Magnitude Mw 6.7
Date time 2017-04-24 21:38:28.1 UTC
Location 33.00 S ; 71.70 W
Depth 10 km
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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