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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Atacama desert region in Northern Chile

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Atacama desert region in Northern Chile

A strong earthquake of 6.1 grades affected some localities on the north of Chile and caused panic among the inhabitants. The local newspapers informed that a lot of people where in the shopping malls and escaped asap to open places, thinking that it was a stronger

Geoarchaeological evidence reveals a major M9.5 tsunamigenic earthquake in Chile
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Geoarchaeological evidence reveals a major M9.5 tsunamigenic earthquake in Chile

A new study published this week in Science Advances presents geoarchaeological evidence revealing a major M~9.5 tsunamigenic earthquake that severely affected prehistoric hunter-gatherer-fisher communities some 3 800 years ago, causing an exceptional social disruption reflected in contemporary changes in archaeological sites and triggering resilient strategies along these coasts. Together with tsunami modeling results, researchers suggest…

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Coquimbo, Chile

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Coquimbo, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the coast of Coquimbo, Chile at 01:16 UTC on September 6 (22:16 LT, September 5). The agency is reporting a depth of 30.7 km (19 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.3 at a depth of 20 km (12.4…

Shallow M6.5 aftershock hits near the coast of Atacama, Chile
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Shallow M6.5 aftershock hits near the coast of Atacama, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit near the coast of Atacama, Chile at 21:09 UTC (16:09 LT) on September 1, 2020, at a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.5 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). This is an aftershock of a…

Strong M6.8 earthquake hits Antofagasta at intermediate depth, Chile

Strong M6.8 earthquake hits Antofagasta at intermediate depth, Chile

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit Antofagasta, Chile at 07:35 UTC (03:35 UTC) on June 3, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 96 km (59 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 87 km (54 miles) The epicenter was located 48.2 km (29.9…

Two dead after very strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile
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Two dead after very strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile

A very strong earthquake registered by CSN as M6.7 hit near Coquimbo, Chile at 01:32 UTC on January 20, 2019 (22:32 local time, January 19). The agency is reporting a depth of 50.1 km (31 miles). USGS is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 53 km (32 miles). This earthquake…