Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chile Trembled With 6.6-magnitude Earthqake Yet Again on Monday Morning

Santiago- Earlier reported here that on Friday night central Chile was shocked by an earthquake of 6.8-magnitude; about 30 miles (45 kilometers) north of the city of Concepcion. Since then Chile is trembling with after shocks and earthquakes of mild-magnitude; but a fourth earthquake in 24 hours jolted coastal Chile yet again on Monday early in the morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The latest earthquake carried 6.6-magnitude and smacked about 60 miles (97 km) west of Talca, Chile, at 12:40 a.m. local time. Earlier three other quakes, ranging magnitudes from 5.6 to 6.0, were centred near Concepcion off the coast of Chile on Sunday morning, about 80 miles south of the latest Talca earthquake. 

The city is still under restoration from an 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck in February 2010, killing hundreds.

Chile's Civil Protection body ONEMI reported that there were neither victims nor material damage.

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