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Chile suffers 6.5 magnitude aftershock rattling Santiago buildings

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 - 06:56 UTC
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A fresh 6.5 magnitude aftershock struck central Chile on Monday, rattling buildings in Chile's capital city Santiago, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. An 8.3 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami hit Chile's port city of Coquimbo last Wednesday, killing 13 people. Read full article


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  • Chicureo

    We had six quakes yesterday ranging up to 6.6 and starting early this morning, eight ranging up to 6.1 today. Almost all occurring about 300 km north of Santiago. Although we're accustomed to seismic activity, this is unusual for us.

    Sep 22nd, 2015 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jakesnake

    @Chicureo Yes, family down there was bascially saying “yeah still constant tremors...” I get the feeling everybody is ready for it to end. Hang in there man. Hopefully it will subside soon.

    Sep 22nd, 2015 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    We are really feeling it up here in La Región de Coquimbo. The damage along the seafront here in La Serena was mostly superficial and much of the sand from the beach is gone. That is going to be a problem later in the year. Coquimbo got it worse as did some of the small caletas down the coast. Caleta Totoral was wiped out. It is amazing anyone got out. The tsunami came ashore 3 minutes after the earthquake.

    Sep 22nd, 2015 - 05:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    I might mention over one hundred aftershocks we've felt over the past few days that were very unusually strong as well.

    Earthquakes, Tsunamis, volcanos, forrest fires, floods and pyromaniac Mapuches... at least we don't live in Argentina under Peronism....

    Sep 22nd, 2015 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jakesnake

    @Chicureo Haha, good one! I can't wait to see if the latest incarnation of Tobi has anything to say to about your post....

    Sep 22nd, 2015 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    All my life in Chile, I've never had to bribe a policeman or government official. Paying taxes here is frustrating and regulations can be onerous, but compared to life on the other side of the Andes... Chile is a paradise.

    Except when Mother Nature is in a very bad mood...

    Sep 22nd, 2015 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    My thoughts are with the Chileans.

    Sep 22nd, 2015 - 11:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Thank you Ilsen.

    Frankly we're more worried about the I C J giving a corridor to Bolivia...

    Sep 23rd, 2015 - 03:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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