A 6.9 earthquake in Chile – no casualties

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A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Child on April 25th. The quake’s epicenter was about 137 kms from Santiago and 35 kms from the west of Valparaiso. With a depth of only 25 kms, the quake was felt hundred of kilometers away. However, no serious damage was done.

The residents, along with children, headed for the hills in an orderly manner when the tsunami alarm sounded, which was the main reason for no casualties. The tsunami warning was later cancelled and only small waves, as high as 15 cm, were seen, as per the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Even though the quake didn’t do much damage, it was felt as far away as Argentina, on the other side of the Andes.

Strict construction codes also helped the buildings from damage in Chile.

Several aftershocks including two of magnitudes 5.0 and 5.4 were recorded in the same spot and could be felt in Santiago.

Read the full article here

Pray that no one is missing, and that life gets back to normal as soon as possible.

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