ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A 5.0 Chile earthquake today 2013 has struck San Antonio. The Chile earthquake today December 7, 2013 began in the predawn morning hours. Damage assessment is pending.
Officials tell news that a 5.0 magnitude Chile earthquake began today just after 4:23 am local time. The quake was shallow. It started only six miles below sea level. As a result the quake could be felt across the region.
USGS indicates to news that the Chile earthquake today began thirty-eight miles west of San Antonio. It was forty miles from Cartagena and fifty-eighty miles west of Melipilla. It also started sixty-five miles west of Valparaiso as well.
The nation has been hit several quakes since this summer. In July a 4.9 magnitude quake struck fifty-eight miles northeast of Copiago. The quake was one hundred nine miles southeast of Taltal and one hundred forty miles northeast of Vallenar. Earlier this year, in January, a 6.7 magnitude posting a nominal depth struck the region, officials told news. The quake was only sixteen miles below the earth’s surface. No injuries were reported by news at the time.
In October a 5.0 quake struck the nation as well. That quake was ninety-seven miles west of Canete and one hundred four miles west of Curanilahue. The quake also started one hundred eleven miles from Arauco.