Monday, January 3, 2011

Major Earthquake in Chile 7.1 Immensity

A 7.1-magnitude convulsion addled the axial littoral breadth of Chile on Sunday, some 70 kilometers (45 miles) northwest of Temuco, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no actual letters of above accident or injury.The quake, which ashore about 5:20 p.m. (3:20 p.m. ET), was acquainted as far abroad as Santiago, almost 595 km (370 miles) arctic of breadth the USGS said the convulse occurred. The epicenter was added than 10 afar underground, the USGS said.Loreto Henriquez, administrator of the Holiday Inn Express in Temuco, acquainted the convulse for about a minute, anecdotic it as loud and strong. She said bodies ran into the streets, but did not address any above damage. 

CNN Chile analogously appear no actual injuries or damage.The convulsion cut some blast and electricity lines, according to Chile's civic emergency office, which did not accommodate any added detail.Roughly 91,000 bodies acquainted actual able shaking, according to USGS estimates.Soon afterwards the quake, a 5.0-magnitude aftershock ashamed the breadth about 6:10 p.m. (4:10 p.m. ET), arresting some 110 km (70 miles) northwest of Temuco.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no boundless tsunami blackmail exists, but did not aphorism out the achievability of bounded tsunamis abutting to the quake's epicenter. 

In February, an 8.8-magnitude convulse hit Chile abreast the nation's additional better city, Concepcion, killing hundreds. Sunday's convulse addled almost 100 afar south of Concepcion.

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