Very strong earthquake M6.6 hit Valparaiso, Chile

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.6 on the Richter scale struck Valparaiso, Chile, on August 23, 2014, at 22:32 UTC (18:32 local time). Both USGS and EMSC report the same magnitude in their preliminary reports. USGS reports depth of 32 km (19.9 miles), EMSC is reporting depth of 40 km.CSN (Chile) initially reported M6.4 at depth of 41.7 km and later downgraded it to 6.2 (epicenter 37 km N of Valparaiso).According to USGS, epicenter was located 18 km (11 miles) WNW of Hacienda La Calera, 23 km (14 miles) NNW of Quillota, 31 km (19 miles) SSW of La Ligua and 108 km (67 miles) NW of Santiago, Chile.There are 2 093 658 people living within 100 km radius. This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affecte… »

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