6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Caused Multiple Tremors in Chile

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Caused Multiple Tremors in Chile



On Nov. 4, 2016, at 16:20 UTC, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rattled Maule, Chile, and caused multiple tremors, in less than an hour. The intense vibrations reached a depth of 80 km at coordinates 35.02º S and 70,84º W. The temblor affected the neighboring cities of Santiago, Talca, and Teno. Approximately 5,042,900 people are still in danger.

Thirteen minutes after the 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Maule, tremors caused by a 4.4 magnitude temblor taunted multiple tremors in Antofagasta, Chile. The tremors rippled underneath the earth’s surface reaching a depth of 153 km. Occurring at coordinates 22.95º S and 68.31º W. This affected an additional 537,000 people.

earthquakeAs the day progressed, two more low-grade magnitude earthquakes hit the area, 20 minutes apart. This generated multiple tremors after the 6.3 magnitude quake shook several cities in Chile, an hour prior.

Local authorities are assessing the damage. They have not reported any fatalities. Cleanup crews have been dispatched to clear debris from the roadways. Efforts to assess all the damages is ongoing.

Written by Jhayla D. Walls
Edited by Jeanette Smith


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