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23 Sep 2019 | 10:15 AM UTC

Chile: 5.3-magnitude earthquake reported near Talcahuano on September 23

Chile News Alert

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Talcahuano on September 23; no tsunami warning issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/25/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Chile


The US Geological Survey recorded a 5.3-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Talcahuano on Monday, September 23, at 05:24 (local time) at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). The earthquake occurred about 96 km (60 mi) northwest of Talcahuano. There were no immediate reports of injuries and no tsunami warning was issued.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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