Earthquake Information

September 16, 2015 (22:54:31 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 8.3 Offshore Coquimbo, Chile

A great 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck offshore Chile late Wednesday.  The earthquake occurred 229km (142mi) north-northwest of the capital Santiago. The earthquake shook buildings in Santiago and generated a tsunami that caused flooding in some coastal areas.  The coastal town of Coquimbo was hit by waves of up to 4.5 meters (15 feet) high after the earthquake.

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