Monday, April 16, 2012

Reuters Earthquake in Chile Santiago today april 16 2012

Reuters Earthquake in Chile Santiago today april 16 2012 : A powerful earthquake struck the Chilean capital Santiago on Monday, a Reuters witness said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured 6.6 in magnitude and was located 30 miles north-northeast of Valparaiso at a depth of 41.9 miles.

A powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the Chilean capital Santiago on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, which the USGS initially measured at a magnitude of 6.6, struck 30 miles (48 km) north-northeast of the main port of Valparaiso, and 72 miles (116 km) northwest of the capital Santiago at a depth of 16.1 miles (25.9 km), it said.

There were no initial reports of damage or injuries.The USGS initially said the quake struck at a depth of 41.9 miles (67.4 km).

Chile coastal zone evacuated after strong quake

A stretch of Chile's south-central coastal area was evacuated early on Tuesday as a precaution after a strong quake shook the country and swayed buildings as far away as the capital Santiago, but there were no immediate reports of any injuries, state emergency office ONEMI said

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