Tuesday, April 1, 2014

8 Richter Scale quake rattles Chile and Potential Tsunami

An earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale struck off the Pacific coast of Chile , Tuesday ( 01/04/2014 ) local time on Wednesday ( 04/02/2014 ) pm . The tsunami warning is announced for Chile, Peru , and Ecuador .
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The earthquake occurred at 20:46 pm local time Tuesday or Wednesday at 6:46 pm . The epicenter depth of 10 kilometers , within 83 kilometers of the north coast of Iquique in Chile . Data sourced epicenter of the U.S. Geological Survey ( USGS ) .

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center based in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning following the earthquake . Warnings have also come from the Government of Chile . However , the Government of Chile said the quake was 7.9 on the Richter scale .

Chile has one of the world's most active seismic threat . In February 2010 , an earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale rocked central and southern Chile .
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When the tsunami happened , crashing and destroying dozens of cities , killing more than 500 people and damaging infrastructures with a total loss of about 30 billion U.S. dollars .


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