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…

Chile Peppered by Earthquakes

Since Monday of this week, Chile been shaken by seven earthquakes of 4.5 or greater on the Richter scale according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Three of those reached 5.0 or greater, and the largest being a 5.5 which registered in Chile’s Biobío Region (one of fifteen administrative regions in Chile, and home to Concepción…

Earthquakes in Chile Becoming a Way of Life

Between January the 22nd, and the 24th, Chile was shaken by 6 earthquakes of 4.0 or higher on the Richter scale. 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. Only the recent earthquake near Concepcion,…