Recent Earthquakes in Chile

For better or worse, earthquakes have become a way of life for many Chileans, who shrug off quakes that would cause panic in most regions of the world. The largest earthquake was a 9.5 event along the coast of Chile in 1960. The second largest was a 9.2 along the southern coast of Alaska in…

Massive Quake Slams Chile

According to USGS, the 7.9 quake was followed by aftershocks of 6.2 and 6.4. Prelim M7.9 earthquake OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE Sep-16 22:54 UTC, updates http://t.co/fZRgc9si5t — USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) September 16, 2015 Evacuations are underway along the Chilean coast as waves as high as 15feet have begun http://t.co/ZKcPx4jdBE #Chile pic.twitter.com/Y9a2hoWEum — teleSUR English (@telesurenglish)…

8.0 Quake Hits Arica Chile

At approximately 7:45, an earthquake registering 8.0 magnitude, hit off the coast of Arica, Chile according to the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program. While Chile is a seismically active country due to it’s location along the “ring of fire,” an earthquake of this intensity can cause serious damage. According to the USGS, “since…

Iquique Rocked by M6.7 Earthquake

According to Chile’s Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del Ministerio del Interior (ONEMI), more than 100 thousand Chileans have been evacuated from the coastline as a precaution against a potential tsunami created by the quake.

Earthquake Hits Colombia

On Sunday, a powerful earthquake hit Colombia near Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali due to a subducting Nazca plate. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) the quake was a 7.3 on the Richter scale. There were no immediate reports of injuries, or damage despite the exceptional intensity of the quake. Recent significant earthquakes in Columbia include…

6.7 Shakes Santiago

Just before Midnight on Monday, Chile was shaken by an earthquake which would be paralyzing to many regions in the world. In August of 2011, a 5.8 registered just outside of Virginia in the Unites States forced office closures, and evacuations in the nation’s capital. With an epicenter just 260 from the largest city in…