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Strong M6.8 earthquake strikes near the coast of Libertador O’Higgins, Chile

Strong M6.8 earthquake strikes near the coast of Libertador O’Higgins, Chile

Powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck near the coast of Libertador O’Higgins, Chile today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.8

Date-Time • 1 Aug 2019 18:28:05 UTC
• 1 Aug 2019 13:28:05 near epicenter

Location 34.240S 72.282W

Depth 10 km

Distances • 94.9 km (58.9 mi) SW of San Antonio, Chile
• 95.2 km (59.0 mi) WNW of Santa Cruz, Chile
• 98.4 km (61.0 mi) SW of Cartagena, Chile
• 112.4 km (69.7 mi) WNW of San Vicente, Chile
• 142.0 km (88.0 mi) W of Rancagua, Chile

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 4.5 km; Vertical 1.8 km

Parameters Nph = 92; Dmin = 89.3 km; Rmss = 1.00 seconds; Gp = 49°