◼ 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).◼ March 13: 6.3 Mag Quake Strikes S. Japanese Island
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 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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