LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A strong Chile earthquake today 2013 has struck near Diego de Almagro. The Chile earthquake today May 11, 2013 erupted within the hour and posted a nominal depth. No reports of injuries have yet to be indicated by local news.
Officials tell news that a 5.4 magnitude Chile earthquake today started minutes ago at 11:39 am local time today. The quake however had virtually no depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake started only nine miles below ground level. As a result, it could be felt across the region.
USGS indicates to news that quake struck in a remote section of the country. The quake was forty-six miles east of Diego de Almagro. It was eighty-eight miles southwest of Taltal and one hundred miles east of Copiapo. The quake also started northwest of Tinogasta, Argentina and roughly five hundred miles north of Santiago.
Earlier this year, in January, a 4.4 magnitude temblor struck seventy-three miles southwest of San Pedro de Atacama. The quake also began seventy-five miles southwest of Calama and seventy-eight miles east of Antofagasta. Also that month, 6.7 magnitude posting a nominal depth struck the region, officials tell news. The quake was only sixteen miles below the earth’s surface.