LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A strong and shallow Chile earthquake today 2012 has struck west of Santiago. The Chile earthquake erupted midday Monday, November 19, 2012.
Local news reports that a 5.2 magnitude Chile terremoto hoy erupted shortly after 1:45 PM local time. The quake however began with virtually no depth. Officials tell news that the Chile temblor started only six miles below sea level. The quake was situated off the coast of Chile, near Libertador O’Higgins.
Officials indicate to news that the Chile quake struck forty miles southwest of San Antonio. The quake was forty-two miles southwest of Cartagena and fifty-seven miles west of Melipilla. USGS also tell news that the quake was sixty-six miles northwest of Santa Cruz.
Mapping reveals the quake was north of San Carlos and Parnal. It erupted wet of Santiago and Buin. And officials indicate to news that the temblor started south of San Felipe and Vina del Mar.
In September, a 5.4 magnitude temblor erupted with a moderate depth near the same epicenter. It was one hundred miles southeast of Arica and one hundred thirty-three miles southeast of Tacna, Peru. The quake erupted west of Colchani, Bolivia as well.