Chile: Earthquake of 6.1 shakes the central zone
Santiago de Chile, November 21, 2012
An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale shook central Chile, feeling very pronounced in the nation’s capital.
The Seismological Service of the University of Chile reported that the quake occurred at 18.42 pm (local time) and the epicenter was located at sea 36 km west of Navidad town.
The depth of the earthquake was estimated at just 1 kilometer, although the National Tsunami Warning (SNAM) Hydrographer of the Navy stated that “its characteristics do not meet the conditions necessary to generate a tsunami along the coasts of Chile”.
According to testimony through social networks, the movement lasted about a minute. And in recent days there have been a series of tremors movements in the O’Higgins Region, generating concern in the Chilean population of that area.