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Mag 8.3 quake struck Chily less then an hour ago

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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:49 PM
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the main quake was an 8.3 and from my twitter feed, there have been at least 5 aftershocks of mag 6 or higher and it has produced an tsunami that is headed towards Hawiwi.
earthquake.usgs.gov...

edition.cnn.com... Cnn is tweeting about it here is the link to the article .



CNN)A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile's coast on Wednesday, according to a preliminary assessment from the U.S. Geological Survey.


Chile is well known to experience large quakes such as this dating back decades.




Most of the large earthquakes in South America are constrained to shallow depths of 0 to 70 km resulting from both crustal and interplate deformation. Crustal earthquakes result from deformation and mountain building in the overriding South America plate and generate earthquakes as deep as approximately 50 km. Interplate earthquakes occur due to slip along the dipping interface between the Nazca and the South American plates. Interplate earthquakes in this region are frequent and often large, and occur between the depths of approximately 10 and 60 km. Since 1900, numerous magnitude 8 or larger earthquakes have occurred on this subduction zone interface that were followed by devastating tsunamis, including the 1960 M9.5 earthquake in southern Chile, the largest instrumentally recorded earthquake in the world. Other notable shallow tsunami-generating earthquakes include the 1906 M8.5 earthquake near Esmeraldas, Ecuador, the 1922 M8.5 earthquake near Coquimbo, Chile, the 2001 M8.4 Arequipa, Peru earthquake, the 2007 M8.0 earthquake near Pisco, Peru, and the 2010 M8.8 Maule, Chile earthquake located just north of the 1960 event


Chile is located on the western side of South America and it sits on a major subduction zone of what is also known as the ring of fire, which extends as far north as alaska and north eastern russia and as far south as south america ..
so far there have not been any reports of any damanages or deaths ,but we will keep a close eye on this as it is a still happening.




posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: alysha.angel

Too late.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: alysha.angel
Whoah!
That's two in the past 30 minutes!



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 07:59 PM
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Can we delete this duplicate thread Mods? Kind of embarrassing having the title as Chily...not Chile. Any other time I don't think anyone would care...but an 8.3 quake....ya.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 08:03 PM
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