Quake strikes Chile again but no damage reports so far

01/02/2011 11:06:50 PM
Tom Karst

There has been another earthquake in Chile, though early reports don't indicate significant damage or loss of life. Here is a roundup of the latest on the web Sunday night.

From The New York Times...

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 shook southern Chile on Sunday, prompting tens of thousands to flee the coast for higher ground amid fears it could generate a tsunami, like the one that ravaged the area last year.

From the USGS......

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

From 4029tv.com...

SANTIAGO, Chile -- A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, prompting tens of thousands to flee the coast for higher ground amid fears it could generate a tsunami like the one that ravaged the area last year.

There were no reports of deaths or damage, and Vicente Nunez, head of the National Emergency Office, said no tsunami alert was issued.

"There has been no harm to people, no harm to property," Nunez said. "We will continue monitoring."

Residents of the region have fresh memories of the magnitude-8.8 quake and resulting tsunami on Feb. 27, 2010, that killed at least 521 people and left 200,000 homeless.

Sergio Barrientos, director of the seismology office at the University of Chile, said Sunday's temblor was itself an aftershock of last year's mega-quake.

Here is a spreadsheet of U.S. imports of Chilean agricultural goods
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