7.0 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Chile

By: Bill Waters - Staff Writer
Feb 11, 2021

7.0 Earthquake Off Coast Of Chile - Friday. A major 7.0 earthquake occurred off the coast of Chile about 45 miles from the city of Concepcion. The quake struck at 2005 GMT near a region that was devasted by an 8.8 magnitude on February 27, 2010.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that “a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected,” from this quake.

“However, earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter.”

Authorities in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action,” it said. The USGS said the location of the earthquake was 392 kilometers (243 miles) southwest of Santiago.

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