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Originally posted by Michelle129
Emergency and Disaster Information Service
I think a lot of you are familiar with that site, but this is the first time I've been on it. My question is, there are approximately 26 quakes showing up on that map for me right now...with over 20 of them showing today's date as when the event happened!! (Feb 27). Am I just reading this wrong, or is this true?
02.27.2008 - 06:54:25 6.4 Asia Japan Unknown Kitamura USGS
02.27.2008 - 06:54:24 5.8 Asia Japan Unknown ?gigaura EMSC
02.27.2008 - 06:54:23 6.6 Asia Japan Unknown Ĺ�gigaura USGS
02.27.2008 - 06:54:21 5.9 Asia Japan Unknown Oki EMSC
A 6.1-magnitude quake has hit northern Chile close to the border with Bolivia, the US Geological Survey reports.
The tremor, whose epicentre was 145km (90 miles) east of the coastal city of Iquique, struck at a depth of more than 120km (74 miles), it adds.
Chile's national emergency bureau (Onemi) said there had so far been no reports of damage, disruption to the power supply, or casualties.
Chile lies in one of the most seismically active areas of the world. In 1960, it suffered the world's largest recorded earthquake which resulted in thousands of deaths.
Chile - 1960 May 22 19:11:14 UTC - Magnitude 9.5
Approximately 1,655 killed, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless, and $550 million damage in southern Chile; tsunami caused 61 deaths, $75 million damage in Hawaii; 138 deaths and $50 million damage in Japan; 32 dead and missing in the Philippines; and $500,000 damage to the west coast of the United States.
Wave heights of 8 m (26 ft).... this is the largest earthquake of the 20th Century. The rupture zone is estimated to be about 1000 km long, from Lebu to Puerto Aisen.