A 6.3-magnitude earth quake Chile’s central region Tuesday evening, shaking buildings as far away as the capital of Santiago. In any case, no harm or injury were reported and authorities discounted the possibility of a tsunami wave hitting the nation’s long drift.
Magnitude 6.3 quake hits central Chile, no major damage seen
The U.S. Land Survey said the epicentre of the shake was 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Ovalle. It struck at 9:33 p.m. what’s more, made building shake in Santiago, 202 miles (326 kilometers) toward the south-southeast. The USGS reported a 5.1-magnitude aftershock at 9:47 p.m. in the same central Coquimbo area.
Chile’s emergency services said no harm to foundation was instantly reported and there were no signs of losses. The naval force said no tidal wave alarm was issued.
Chile is exceptionally earthquake prone. Its central region was shaken by an powerful 8.3-extent tremor in September 2015, however the country’s heavy investment in basic fortification of structures and consistent refinement of its tsunami alert system helped prevent a catastrophe. A staggering 8.8-extent tremor in 2010, and the torrent it unleashed, killed more than 500 people and destroyed 220,000 homes.