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26 Sep 2019 | 05:38 PM UTC

Chile: 6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes northeast of Puerto Montt September 26

Chile News Alert

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits northeast of Puerto Montt on September 26; no tsunami warning immediately issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/28/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Chile

Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in southeastern Chile at 13:36 (local time) on Thursday, September 26. According to initial reports, the quake struck at a depth of 129.6 km (78 mi) about 133 km (82 mi) northeast of Puerto Montt and 42 km (26 mi) west of Villa La Angostura in Argentina. No tsunami warning was immediately issued by the authorities and no damages have been reported.

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

Advice

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 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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