Last Updated: Friday, November 1, 2013

Strong earthquake strikes off Chilean coast: USGS

M 6.6 strong earthquake shakes coastal areas of Chile today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located to the south of Coquimbo and La Serena. It was 7.7 miles deep.

The earthquake also made building sway in Chile's capital of Santiago.

No damage or injuries have been reported. Earthquake assessment is going on.

23:03 UTC (local time 2013-10-31 20:03 @ epicenter)


Shaking Intensity (MMI)
V (Moderate): Coquimbo, La Serena, Ovalle and Monte Patria
IV (Light): Vicuna, Illapel and Vallenar
III (Weak): Quillota, San Felipe, Hacienda La Calera and Los Andes

Epicenter Location
43 km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile
47 km NW of Ovalle, Chile
52 km SW of La Serena, Chile
73 km NW of Monte Patria, Chile
360 km NNW of Santiago, Chile

Original post: Natural Disasters List October 31, 2013

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