5.9 earthquake in Chile


02.04.2011, New York 15:50:06 Chile earthquake with magnitude 5.9. Tremors were recorded at 135 km from the north g.Ikike state. The earthquake was located at a depth of 83 kilometers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Local officials say that of deaths and destruction caused by oscillations of the earth's crust have been reported yet. Warning about the threat of a tsunami also not yet announced.

Chile is located in a seismically active area and earthquakes are occurring regularly. February 27, 2010. tremors of magnitude 8.8 in the province of Bio Bio led to the tsunami. Disaster victims are more than 800 people. The most powerful earthquake in the history of observations of this natural phenomenon also occurred in Chile. It happened in 1960. Magnitude was then, according to various estimates, from 9.3 to 9.5. The epicenter of earthquake was located in g.Valdiviya. It also caused a tsunami that killed more than six thousand people.


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