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


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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°

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