Shallow 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Aisen, Chile

May 20, 2013SANTIAGO, ChileThe U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.5 earthquake has struck off the coast of Chile. The quake was recorded at 5:49 a.m. local time (EDT; 0949 GMT) Monday, at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres, some 600 kilometres from the city of Puerto Quellon. No tsunami warning was issued. Chile’s naval seismology office says it was not felt on land. U.S. seismologists originally estimated the magnitude at 6.8. Chile is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries. A magnitude-8.8 quake and the tsunami it unleashed in 2010 killed 551 people and destroyed 220,000 homes. It was so strong it changed time, shortening the Earth’s day slightly by changing the planet’s rotation. The strongest earthquake ever recorded also happened in Chile, a magnitude-9.5 in 1960. –CTV News
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3 Responses to Shallow 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Aisen, Chile

  1. Dennis E. says:

    prior to this earthquake there was a massive sea animal deaths reported.

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  2. Makes me think of the story of all the dead animals showing up on the shore in Chile.

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  3. Bone Idle says:

    On the 21’st of April 2007 there occurred a Mag 6.2 earthquake in the Aisen area. The earthquake is suspected to have triggered the eruption of Chaiten volcano 250 km north of the earthquake epicenter in May 2008. Chaiten volcano had been dormant (almost considered extinct) for 9600 years.

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