Strong M5.9 earthquake strikes off Ovalle, Chile


A strong M5.9 earthquake struck along the coast of Chile on February 22, 2016.

This is the second powerful quake to hit almost the same area in two weeks. Is another big one preparing?

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via USGS

The M5.9 quake was recorded at 6:37am (UTC) and its epicenter was situated at a depth of 10.3km or 6.1mi.

Two weeks ago, a powerful M6.3 earthquake struck the same area and was followed by 5 strong aftershocks.

Is another big one due in the area?

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