Chile earthquake

Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude rocks northern Chile; minor damage, no casualties

In Chile, a South American nation often rocked by tremors, mine facilities and other infrastructure are built to withstand extraordinarily large quakes.

Jun 04, 2020, 01:05 AM IST

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off Chile, no damage reported

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.5, was centred 87 miles (140 km) southwest of the coastal city of Valparaiso in central Chile, the USGS said. The quake was very shallow below the seabed.

Aug 02, 2019, 06:27 AM IST

Strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Chile; tsunami warnings issued: US

A strong Christmas day earthquake rattled Chile on Sunday, registering 7.7 on the Moment Magnitude Scale, according to US seismologists, who warned that tsunamis are possible in some areas.

Dec 25, 2016, 20:55 PM IST

Strong 6.3-magnitude quake shakes Chile

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted central Chile on Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to property, the US Geological Survey reported.

Feb 10, 2016, 07:20 AM IST

Chile rocked by 6.0 magnitude quake, no injuries reported

The quake struck at 1:33 pm (1633 GMT) about 10 kilometers south of the town of Tongoy.

Oct 06, 2015, 04:01 AM IST

Thousands left homeless by giant Chile quake

More than 9,000 people were left homeless after a powerful earthquake hit northern and central Chile last week, officials said Sunday, dramatically increasing previous estimates.

Sep 21, 2015, 11:42 AM IST

Chileans pick through debris after powerful quake; 11 dead

Residents sifted through rubble on Thursday and saved what they could from homes destroyed by a magnitude 8.3 earthquake in central Chile that killed 11 people, forced 1 million from their homes and sent giant waves crashing into coastal areas.

Sep 18, 2015, 02:49 AM IST

Powerful quake off Chile slams waves into coastal towns; eight killed

Chile lifted the tsunami warning early on Thursday it had put in place after Wednesday`s major earthquake, the government said.

Sep 17, 2015, 16:18 PM IST

Central Chile rocked by 6.6 earthquake, no major damage reported

Chile was rocked by a strong earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale early on Sunday.

Aug 24, 2014, 06:58 AM IST

2010 Chile earthquake triggered icequakes in Antarctica

A new study has revealed that Antarctica`s frozen ground is receptive to seismic waves from distant earthquakes after the researchers found out that 2010 Chile earthquake was the reason behind icequakes in Antarctica.

Aug 11, 2014, 19:36 PM IST

Chileans scramble for supplies after new quake

Chileans desperate for supplies stood in long lines outside shops on Thursday after strong aftershocks from a deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake forced them to spend another night out in the cold.

Apr 04, 2014, 11:13 AM IST

6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off Chile coast

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has reportedly struck off a Chile coast on Monday. However, no tsumani warning has been issued so far.

May 20, 2013, 18:00 PM IST

Tidal wave killed 100 in Chile: Report

At least 100 people were killed by the tsunami that hit coastal areas in central and southern Chile after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake on February 27, the La Tercera newspaper reported on Sunday, citing a police agency report.

Apr 12, 2010, 11:12 AM IST

Chileans` quake knowledge saved thousands of lives

Chileans` knowledge of earthquakes, combined with the abnormally long time it took for the February 27 quake to reach its crescendo, saved thousands of lives.

Mar 20, 2010, 09:45 AM IST

Aftershock hits off coast of Chile, no damage

A 6.7 aftershock struck off the coast of Chile on Monday night about 45 miles northwest of Concepcion.

Mar 16, 2010, 10:30 AM IST

Chile aftershocks could go on for years: Scientists

Chileans will be feeling aftershocks following last week`s 8.8-magnitude earthquake for months and possibly years, scientists said Friday, as three strong tremors rocked the country.

Mar 06, 2010, 11:23 AM IST

Chile declares period of national mourning

Chile has declared a period of national mourning as divers searched for bodies and discrepancies emerged over death toll potentially lower than official figures.

Mar 05, 2010, 18:07 PM IST