A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit central Chile on Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital of Santiago and the government emergency agency, ONEMI, said it was preventively evacuating some areas of the coast.
There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries. The government emergency agency ONEMI said, however, that the quake was not expected to generate a tsunami off the coast.
With the Chile earthquake.. making this a very busy past 5 days… since the Mexico 7.9M on 3/20/2012 — things have been in a noticeable state of unrest globally.
|Depth||34.8 km (21.6 miles)|
|Distances||27 km (16 miles) NNW of Talca, Maule, Chile
55 km (34 miles) WSW of Curico, Maule, Chile
99 km (61 miles) NNE of Cauquenes, Maule, Chile
219 km (136 miles) SSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 17.2 km (10.7 miles); depth +/- 3.5 km (2.2 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=434, Nph=442, Dmin=23.4 km, Rmss=0.98 sec, Gp= 58°,
M-type=(unknown type), Version=8
Dutchsinse: “Be aware now.. west coast USA, possibly new madrid seismic zone… also another possibility Puerto Rico — as well as Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, and Alaska”.
“All the above named areas are primed and ready (and also overdue) for another sizable earthquake in the near term… for west coast .. it could mean at least a 6.0M somewhere from Baja north to Mono Lake.. then northwest off the coast of Oregon .. further northeast from that point towards Vancouver Island BC… ”
“For the midwest… Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois ….. New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ)… adjacent areas may see 5.0M+ .. such as east coast (virginia).. and out west in Colorado/New Mexico/Utah/Nevada/Wyoming”.
“Recent areas such as Wisconsin (booming sounds) and Plume areas in the midwest and southwest (MO, AR, KS, OK, UT, NM)… also be alert for possible smaller but noticeable movement” .