While many media places are reporting the Earthquake at a 7.2 Magnitude the USGS is officially released the Earthquake in Chile at a 7.1 in 2012. The official data from the Earthquake can be found at USGS’s site that details minor and major earthquakes.
We have the information as the following:
- The Earthquake happened at: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 22:37:06 UTC
- Depth of Earthquake: 34.8 km (21.6 miles)
- Exact Location of Chile Earthquake: MAULE, CHILE
- Other locations by the Chile Earthquake:
27 km (16 miles) NNW of Talca, Maule, Chile
55 km (34 miles) WSW of Curico, Maule, Chile
99 km (61 miles) NNE of Cauquenes, Maule, Chile
219 km (136 miles) SSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile
At first the Government of Chile had started to evacuate the cooast to keep citizens safe the potential tusnamis and aftershocks. That has since been renounced and revoked according to Reuters news wire.
The area that has been hit by a quake today on March 25th, 2012 is not new to Earthquakes for this region. In 2010 a magnitude 8.8 Earthquake in Chile was announced and tsunamis spread damage and eath throught Chile. After all was said and done nearly 500 people were killed by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile.
We’re including Twitter chatter below and as you can see all the official releases from news agencies list the Earthquake in Chile at a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. We have included shots above as well with the USGS showing this Earthquake was a 7.1. Currently no injuries have been reported or seen on Twitter in tweets.