At around 2:38 p.m. on Tuesday, a strong quake of magnitude 5.6 at a depth of 67 kilometers shook the Metropolitan Region and much of central Chile.
According to the first information from the National Seismological Center of Chile, the epicenter would have occurred 17 km northwest of Melipilla.
Local Time: 2023/03/21 14:38:13, Mag: 5.6, Lat: -33.61, Lon: -71.31, Depth: 62.6, Loc: 12.55 km NW of Melipilla
— Seismology UdeChile (@Sismos_CSN) March 21, 2023
Diario la Tercera stressed that Gabriel González, a geologist from the Universidad Católica del Norte, believes it is very likely that the earthquake is located in the subduction zone.
San Cristobal Hill now #Shake pic.twitter.com/ZrHLNHtAll
– Juan Pablo (@Jeypi_Dj) March 21, 2023
According to Meganoticias, users via Twitter reported a small detachment of material on Santiago’s San Cristóbal Hill.
Citizens reported that the quake was felt in the regions of Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, O’Higgins, Maule and Ñuble, Chilean media reported.
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