Earthquake Information

March 16, 2010 (02:22:00 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 6.7 Offshore Bio-Bio, Chile

A large aftershock from the February 27th Magnitude 8.8 earthquake occurred on the subduction zone plate boundary at the Peru – Chile Trench where the oceanic Nazca Plate subducts beneath the continental South American Plate. This is one of the largest of over 200 aftershocks larger than Magnitude 5 that have occurred in the region.

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