6.8 Magnitude Earthquake in the Pacific Ocean near Chile

Environment | September 30, 2019, Monday // 10:24|  views


A 6.8 magnitude earthquake was reported in the Pacific Ocean near Chile, BTA reported. There are no data on injured people, damages and interruption of basic services.

The strong earthquake occurred a depth of 16.5 kilometers, with an epicentre 66 kilometers west-southwest of the city of ConstituciĆ³n and about 360 kilometers south of the capital city of Santiago, the US Geological Survey reported.

Earlier it was reported that the earthquake had a 7.2 magnitude on the Richter scale. The quake was felt in central and southern Chile.

The quake is not expected to cause a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported.

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Tags: Earthquake, Chile, Pacific Ocean, Richter scale


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