Quake Shakes Chile: 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Central Chile

By on Nov 22, 2012 in Natural Disasters, South America Comments

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shakes central Chile on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 around 2 pm EST, according to the U.S. Geological Survey in a report on that same day.

Chile's Earthquake Epicenter
Chile’s Earthquake Epicenter
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Chile’s state emergency office said that there were no damage or casualties has been reported at the moment.

The University of Chile’s Seismology Service reported that the strong quake’s epicenter was inland, 22 miles west of Navidad, Chile, in the O’Higgins region south of Santiago.

Meanwhile, Chilean navy’s hydro-graphic and oceanographic service said in a report that there was no risk that the quake would cause a tsunami on the Andean nation’s coastline.



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