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22 Nov 2020 | 01:54 AM UTC

Chile: 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes 99km NW of Constitución November 21

Chile News Alert

6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes 99km NW of Constitución on November 21; no tsunami warning immediately issued, aftershocks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/21/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/22/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Chile, Chile

Event

The United State Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 6.2-magnitude earthquake which struck 99km (61mi) northwest of Constitución late on Saturday, November 21. The quake struck at 21:51(local time) at a depth of 20.1km (12.5mi). There have been no immediate reports of casualties or infrastructural damage and no tsunami warnings have been issued.

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

Advice

Those in the affected areas 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 immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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