Chile: Earthquake shakes the area affected in 2010

Chile, January 23, 2012

Seismological Service at the University of Chile reported that an earthquake measuring 5.8 degrees on the Richter scale shook the area of Maule and BiobĂ­o, the most affected by the earthquake of 2010.

The agency reported that the quake occurred at 13 hours (local time) at a depth of 16.5 kilometers and 50 off the coast of Cobquecura.

So far no casualties, injuries or property damage have been reported.

The quake occurred in the area hit in 2010 by almost 9 degrees earthquake which caused a devastating tsunami, leaving hundreds of people dead.

On this occasion, since the magnitude of the quake is not very important, experts said there is no likelihood of another tsunami originates.

Witnesses said the phenomenon was very short but intense, accompanied by loud underground “in the form undulating” features that many described as unprecedented.

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