Earthquake Information

January 2, 2011 (20:20:16 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 Araucania, Chile

As reported by the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), a major earthquake occurred beneath the central coast of Chile. This earthquake occurred on the subduction zone plate boundary where the oceanic Nazca Plate subducts beneath the continental South American Plate. This earthquake is in the southern part of the rupture zone of the M8.8 great Chile earthquake of February 27, 2010 and is likely an aftershock of that earthquake.

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