Strong M6.2 earthquake strikes Chile – Landslides reported in El Salvador, Chile

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.2 was registered at 5:29pm (UTC) on July 25, 2016, in Chile.

The powerful quake triggered landslides in El Salvador, a mining town right in the middle of the Atacama Desert, situated about 100 km away from the epicenter.

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The epicenter was located at a depth of nearly 69 kilometers in the Atacama region, about 66 kilometers from the Chilean city of Diego de Almagro.

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Nobody has been injured or killed. However collateral damages such as power outages, traffic disruption and infrastructure collapses have been reported.

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The earthquake produced landslides in the small city of El Salvador constructed at more than 2,400 meters in the foothills of the Andes and in the middle of the Atacama Desert.

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This place is situated nearly 100 km from the epicenter of the quake, showing the power and intensity of the seismic waves.

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Such dust clouds were also triggered by a large earthquake in Mexico in April 2010 (videos).

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In 1960, this region of Chile was hit by the most powerful earthquake in recorded history.

This terrifying event, a M9.5 earthquake known as the Great Chilean Quake killed between 1,655 and 2,000 people and left more than 2 million homeless.

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