6.8 Earthquake in Chile Early This Morning


A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck  early Saturday Morning 66 miles from Coquimbo, Chile.  It follows a much larger 8.3 magnitude and tsunami in the same region in this past September.  There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries this time. Nor were tsunami warnings issued.  This is another Ring of Fire event.  For more information, check the link to EarthSky.

Update:  Also, here is short, very good summary of the real risks of Earthquakes, written by a licensed structural engineer, Amy Mills, who lives in Southern California.

Map courtesy of USGS.  Thanks to EarthSky.

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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