Sunday, March 16, 2014

7.0- 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Off Chile’s Pacific Coast

The quake's epicenter was 60 kilometers (37 miles) west-northwest of Iquique, Chile, and its depth was 20 kilometers (12.4 miles), the USGS said. - CNN
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the Pacific coast of Chile at a depth of 20.5 miles (32 km), the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday. The quake was centered 44 miles (70 km) northwest of Iquique, in northern Chile, the USGS said. - Reuters
The magnitude 6.7 quake, originally measured as a 7.0, was centered 37 miles west-northwest of Iquique and hit at a depth of 12.4 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. - Reuters
The ONEMI emergency office said that preliminarily no damage or injuries had been reported after the shake, which struck at 6:16 p.m. local time (2116 GMT).

Chile's massive mines, clustered in the mineral-rich North, appeared to be fine. Collahuasi, a partnership between Glencore Xstrata and Anglo American, located in the area, said operations were normal.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami expected.
◼ March 13: 6.3 Mag Quake Strikes S. Japanese Island
◼ March 10: 6.9 Northern California earthquake followed by aftershocks - LA Times

◼ March 17: 4.4-Magnitude Earthquake Hits LA, Sepulveda Pass - CBS LA
...The tremor struck at 6:25 a.m. and was “epicentered in the Santa Monica Mountains between Westwood and Encino, closer to the Valley side, about five miles below the surface...”
4.4 earthquake near L.A. could be 'foreshock' for bigger shake

Robert Graves said there have been at least six aftershocks since the 6:25 a.m. earthquake. The largest so far has been a magnitude 2.7 earthquake that struck five miles northwest of Westwood.
Graves said there is always the small possibility that the 4.4 earthquake was only a prelude to an equal or stronger shake.

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