Chile earthquake: 5.1 quake strikes San Felipe

Friday, August 31, 2018
By Paul Martin

A MASSIVE 5.1 magnitude earthquake has struck Chile, as tremors shook the Coquimbo region near Santiago and San Felipe.

Fri, Aug 31, 2018

The earthquake hit Coquimbo, Chile at 2.25pm BST today.

It struck 65km from the town of San Felipe and 105 km from Quillota.

The earthquake measured 5.1 magnitude at a depth of 106.4km.

One witness said on Twitter: “I felt it in Valparaiso now in 4th floor, the building started to sound and also it was long, the earthquake lasted 15-20 seconds.”

The earthquake was felt across Chile, with locals from towns far away saying they felt tremors.

A total of 28 residents in Chile experienced the earthquake’s aftermath, according to USGS, as the 5.1 earthquake struck the region.

One local from the Cordillera province of San Felippe said: “I had to evacuate the building where I work.”

Another local from Santiago, 168km from where the earthquake struck, said: “Very slight movement on 9th floor. Laated around 10 seconds.”

One resident from Santiago also said: “The doors were moved in the Portal la Reina.”

At 11.26pm BST today, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck Chile, 21km from Salamanca.

The tremors were felt across Chile and Argentina, as residents panicked for their safety.

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