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BREAKING: HUGE 8.3 Earthquake Strikes Chile (Updated)

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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:26 PM
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Breaking now...no damage reported yet.
Just upgraded to 8.3 from 7.9/
This occurred off-shore...potential tsunami could occur.


Location
Data Source AT1
Map showing extent (w,s,e,n) = (-76.9, -36.5, -66.9, -26.5)
31.500°S 71.900°W depth=33.0 km (20.5 mi)
Time
2015-09-16 22:54:26 (UTC)
2015-09-16 15:54:26 (UTC-07:00) in your timezone
Times in other timezones
Nearby Cities
71km (44mi) WNW of Illapel, Chile
93km (58mi) WNW of Salamanca, Chile
120km (75mi) SSW of Ovalle, Chile
123km (76mi) NNW of La Ligua, Chile
246km (153mi) NNW of Santiago, Chile


MAP:
thecount.com...


thecount.com...
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USGS:
earthquake.usgs.gov...





The quake's epicenter was about 46 kilometers (29 miles) west of Illapel, Chile, USGS said. It occurred around 7:54 p.m. (6:45 p.m. ET) and had a depth of 33 kilometers (20.5 miles).

"Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible" along the coast of Chile and Peru, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

www.cnn.com...


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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Just caught that. Big one indeed.

Let's forego the doom and gloom by just hoping the damage and lives lost are at a minimum.

Type: EarthQuake
37 minutes ago
Magnitude: 7.9
DateTime: 2015-09-16 17:54:32
Region: Near Coast of Central Chile.
Depth: 15
Source: GeoScience Australia

Jude



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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:30 PM
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Just saw this on CNN and was about to post it but you beat me to it. They claim 7.9 and 'widespread tsunami possible'...

CNN.COM



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Who did the upgrade and by what criteria?



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

7 miles down is rather shallow isn't it?

Hope for everyone!

I can't seem to locate how FAR off of the coast...

ETA: USGS still reporting 8.3 sorry no link.
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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: jude11

Hard to calm the doom and gloom that hasn't yet occured.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:34 PM
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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


Good. Hope it stays that way.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: jude11

Reports only of buildings in Santiago swaying.
No casualties reported. Thank God.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: jude11

Calm the doom and gloom, CALM!

How can anyone be calm when demonic Kaiju are pouring out an inter dimensional rift off the coast of Chile? Dont you know they are gonna come for our guns and make us all socialist drones?



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: Thorneblood

You're so naive, it was HAARP. Wake up sheeple!



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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Ok, so September is really heating up folks, be safe everyone, there are no casualties reported yet so good,
but that is a huge quake..


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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:43 PM
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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
a reply to: IAMTAT

7 miles down is rather shallow isn't it?

Hope for everyone!

I can't seem to locate how FAR off of the coast...

ETA: USGS still reporting 8.3 sorry no link.


Looks like 8.1 mi. down


Location: near the coast of central Chile
Magnitude: 8.3, Depth: 8.1 (Mi.)
Lat: 31.6 ° S Lon: 71.8 ° W
Origin Time: 9/16/2015, 6:54:31 PM

ntwc.arh.noaa.gov...



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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Yeah, just saw this too. Hopefully everyone stays safe and no tsunami. I assume they're evacuating to higher ground just in case.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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Link to video of earthquake

News video report of earthquake

8.3 isn't anything to scuff at.

Hope everyone is ok, so far no fatalities reported.
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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:45 PM
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Oh man when I saw this title I was ready to read about death and destruction.
Should add that it wasn't a good feeling! Got that sick in your stomach feeling upon seeing it.
Hope there is no tsunami.
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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:49 PM
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For the past eight or so years there have been huge shakers in New Zealand, Japan, and Chile multiple times. I'm just wondering why the northeastern side of the Pacific plate hasn't seen anything of this magnitude. I'm not a geologist, though.

Hoping for the best for Chile once again.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80

Santiago is about 145mi. from the epicenter...and they report only shaken buildings...other cities closer to the epicenter haven't reported anything to date.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Thank you!
American education!
I'm unable to plot that can you tell me if you know how far off the coast?



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:54 PM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

(29 miles) west of Illapel, Chile, USGS said



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:58 PM
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Heard a tsunami is heading for Hawaii.
Can anyone confirm?



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