An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck off Chile’s coast on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but local authorities said there was no immediate report of any damage. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.5, was centered 87 miles (140 km) southwest of the coastal city of Valparaiso in central Chile, the USGS… Read More Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off Chilean city of Valparaiso
A magnitude 6.5 quake struck off Chile’s coast near the coastal city of Coquimbo, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday. The quake, which hit an earthquake-prone area, was very shallow and struck 51 miles (82 km) west of Coquimbo, the USGS added. The quake was initially measured at 6.4 magnitude.
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north-central Chile on Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with authorities reporting as many as 200,000 without power and two people dead of heart attacks. The quake struck at 10:32 p.m. about 16 km (10 miles) south-southwest of Coquimbo, the USGS said. The quake, measured 53… Read More Two dead as magnitude-6.7 earthquake hits Chilean coast
An earthquake shook buildings and woke people in the Chilean capital Santiago before dawn on Wednesday, though there were no initial reports of damage or casualties. The tremor, with a magnitude of around 5.5, struck 33km (21 miles) north of the city, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Residents said they felt a strong shock at… Read More Magnitude-5.5 earthquake hits Chilean capital
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake occurred off the coast of southern Chile on Sunday, 40 km (about 25 miles) southwest of Puerto Quellon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami threat message for parts of the Pacific Ocean close to the earthquake. Tsunami waves 1-3 meters above tide level… Read More Magnitude-7.7 earthquake hits Chilean coast