A major earthquake of 7.1 magnitude hit central Chile Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties, local emergency officials said.
Up until now they don’t have any information of deaths or major damage. A tsunami alert is ruled out.
Earthquake Details: Magnitude 7.1
(This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
Sunday, January 02, 2011 at 20:20:18 UTC
Sunday, January 02, 2011 at 05:20:18 PM at epicenter
Location: 38.354°S, 73.275°W
Depth:: 25.1 km (15.6 miles)
Region: ARAUCANIA, CHILE
70 km (45 miles) NW of Temuco, Araucania, Chile
90 km (55 miles) SSE of Lebu, Bio-Bio, Chile
130 km (80 miles) SW of Los Angeles, Bio-Bio, Chile
595 km (370 miles) SSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile
Source: USGS NEIC
Post author: Daniel Semper