6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the coast of Chile

November 15, 2012SANTIAGOA magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit central-north Chile on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, causing buildings to sway in capital Santiago but causing no damage. The USGS said the quake struck on the coast, 54 miles (88 km) north of Coquimbo, at 4:02 p.m. (1902 GMT). It was initially reported as a magnitude 6.0 quake. Chile’s state emergency office, Onemi, said there were no reports of injuries, disruptions to basic services or infrastructure damage as a result of the tremor. The navy said the quake did not meet the conditions needed to trigger a tsunami. World No.1 copper producer Codelco said its operations were normal, and no mines in the metal-producing country reported damages. Seismically active Chile was battered in February 2010 by an 8.8 magnitude quake and ensuing tsunami, which caused billions in damage and killed hundreds. Today’s 6.1 quake is the fifth 6.0+ magnitude quake to rattle the planet in three days.  –Reuters GMA
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5 Responses to 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the coast of Chile

  1. James says:

    another mag 6 in Chile. Getting interesting.

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  2. Jim Randall says:

    On another note , scientists here in New Zealand are warning us that an eruption of Mt. Ruapehu in the very future is a real possibility due to a recent increase in seismic activity

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  3. Irene C says:

    M6.8 – 161km (100mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia

    NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

    HOWEVER – EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

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  4. Yves says:

    By the way, another 6,8 in Russia ( ring of fire)…. It’s getting worse..

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