Saturday, March 24, 2012

Moderate Earthquake Shakes Region Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile Today




Disaster Report: M 5.1 moderate earthquake recorded in Metropolitana region, Chile. Tremor was felt in Santiago and Valparaiso too.

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Update
Felt intensity: MMI V: Cinnamon, Los Vilos, Salamanca, Casablanca, Concón, The Quisco, The Ligua, The Andes, VQuillota, Quintero, San Antonio, San Felipe, Valparaiso, German Villa, Vina del Mar, Pumpherston.
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M 5.1 moderate earthquake Jolts Metropolitana region, Chile (Tiltil @ 67 km depth) today with epicenter located 37 km SW of Los Andes. People of Llaillay will have felt moderate shaking of MMI V. Light shaking will have felt in Santiago.
ONEMI mentions M 5.3 moderate earthquake located 43 km northeast of Casablanca. This Chilean earthquake was felt in the regions of Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, O'Higgins and Maule.
Following USGS felt reports, light shaking was felt in Mendoza, Argentina too.
Vina Del Mar Airport lies just 37 km far from epicenter.
M 9.5, the 1960 Valdivia earthquake or Great Chilean Earthquake of Sunday, 22 May 1960 is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded on Earth. The earthquake generated Tsunami which affected southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, eastern New Zealand, southeast Australia, and the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.
07:28 UTC (local time Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 03:28 AM @ epicenter)
Epicenter location
37 km SW of Los Andes, Valparaiso, Chile
45 km NNW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile
68 km E of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile
90 km NE of San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile

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