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The earthquake occurred in the Andes, a mountain range in South America extending from Venezuela to Argentina that is prone to seismic hazards.
Last week saw 2 M6, both of magnitude 6.3 in respectively the Philippines and Japan.The week gone past, like the week before had 2 M6 with the greatest being a 6.1 in the Philippines.
In the usual map cut out, there were 7 out of 81 worldwide equal to or greater than 4.5 and 2040 out of 2485 quakes of all sizes.
Peru has had an intense couple of days, 26-27 December presented 5 earthquakes M4.2-M5.7
Chile earthquake: Massive 6.8 magnitude quake strikes South American country
By Bill McLoughlin
A MASSIVE 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck Chile today leaving thousands at risk in the South American country.www.express.co.uk
Chile: 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coastThe quake struck just off the coast of Los Lagos in the south of the country. According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the earthquake hit a depth of ten kilometres. The quake struck at 9.39pm UTC (6.33pm local time).
As of yet, there have been no tsunami warnings over the earthquake.
There have also been no reports of casualties or damage from the aftershock of the earthquake.
One person said: "It felt very long and prolonged.
"Some objects also fell from the walls."
A second said: "It felt very strong, I haven't felt one like that since 2011."
My bed was shaking so I jumped out of bed. This earthquake seemed to me to be the deja vu of that earthquake in Zagreb on March 22, which was 60 km away from where I live (although today my distance from the epicenter was some 100km away, near Petrinja). The magnitude of the earthquake in Zagreb was M5.4 and today is M5,2 (it is now reduced to M5.0). Even the time is approximately the same (6:28, 6:24). Several weak earthquakes and two stronger M4,7 i M4,1 followed.By Evgeny Mikhaylov - 28.12.2020This is the second powerful earthquake to rock the Balkan country this year. A 6.0-magnitude tremor earlier killed one, wounded several dozen others, destroyed multiple...sputniknews.com
After yesterday’s 5.2, another earthquake od 6,3 shook central Croatia not a half an hour ago!
My mom just called me from the garden, said it was horrible that the whole house was shaking.