Very strong 6.5 earthquake near Valparaiso, Chile

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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck on the coastal strip near Valparaiso, Chile on April 17, 2012 at 03:50:14 UTC. The epicenter was located 42 km (26 miles) NNE of Valparaiso, 81 km (50 miles) W of Los Andes, 101 km (62 miles) N of San Antonio and 112 km (69 miles) NW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile (32.692°S, 71.449°W). The epicenter was at depth of  25.9 km (16.1 miles) according to USGS.  EMSC recorded magnitude 6.2 at depth of  33km (20.5 miles). Strongest intensities have been experienced in Titil and Rancagua following ONEMI Chile (MMI VII = very strong shaking). The earthquake is NOT powerful enough to create a tsunami.

The M7.9 earthquake in 1985 killed 177 and injured 2575 but the effects will not be comparable to this quake. The 1906 earthquake was M8.5 and killed 3882 people, but was offshore (also far bigger than todays earthquake). The major Chile earthquake of 1906 and 1985 were within a radius of 100km. Historically, there have been at least 50 damaging earthquakes within a 100km radius of the epicenter.

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  1. […] https://watchers.news/2012/04/17/very-strong-6-5-earthquake-near-valparaiso-chile/ this footage of the Chile quake. guy has a great camera, shows what it’s like when whole house is shaking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6egbR_5Vfvg&feature=youtu.be            icBeacon('investmentwatchblog'); Be Sociable, Share! Tweet(function() {var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0];s.type = 'text/javascript';s.async = true;s.src = 'http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js';s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})();Related news, headlines and opinion:WARNING: 7.2 earthquake, offshore Maule, Chile. Mar 25 6:37pm at epicenter (8m ago, 98km WNW of Talca, depth 10km)ALERT: 4.7 earthquake, offshore Bio-Bio, Chile. Feb 5 12:42am at epicenter (26m ago, 31km NW of Concepcion, depth 21km)Alert: 4.7 earthquake, offshore Maule, Chile. Oct 31 9:02pm at epicenter (16m ago, 102km W of Talca, depth 21km)ALERT: 5.2 earthquake, Aisen, Chile. Oct 25 7:08pm at epicenter (15m ago, 36km SSE of Puerto Aisen, depth 13km)Alert: 5.2 earthquake, Libertador O’Higgins, Chile. May 19 1:05pm at epicenter (39m ago, 86km N of Talca, depth 46km). April 16th, 2012 | […]

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