Magnitude-8.2 quake strikes northern Chile


Locutus
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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast Tuesday night, causing landslides and setting off a tsunami that forced an evacuation of coastal areas. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage, but buildings shook in nearby Peru and in Bolivia's high altitude capital of La Paz.


The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported the quake at 8.0, but later upgraded the magnitude. It said the quake struck 61 miles (99 kilometers) northwest of the Chilean city of Iquique at 8:46 p.m., hitting a region that has been rocked by numerous quakes over the past two weeks. Aftershocks followed, including a magnitude-6.2 tremor and a 5.5 quake.


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darkbeaver
#2
It's the CO2 what done it, we're all going to die cuz you won't pay yer climate taxes. Earthquakes can be regulated by science you know.
If you go to Space Weather.Com you can see how CMEs cause/trigger earthquakes.

CHANCE OF STORMS: The first of three or more CMEs en route to Earth are expected to arrive late in the day on April 1st. None of the incoming clouds is squarely Earth-directed. The series of glanciing blows, however, will rattle Earth's magnetic field and possibly spark auroras.

There's been quite a bit of quake activity in the last few days.
 
petros
#3
8.2 is a doozie. Godspeed to rescuers.
 

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