Two Earthquakes Strike Chile July 14 2010: No New Damage (Maps)
Two Earthquakes Strike Chile on Wednesday But No New Damage Reported
One earthquake was measured at a 5.3 magnitude and struck at 4:21am, followed by another at 4:32am that measured 6.5. There have been no new reports of damage in an area that is still devastated and recovering from the February 27 earthquake.
Residents felt the shaking and some people in the town of Tirua fled to higher ground for fear of a tsunami according to the Associated Press.
The area was among those most harmed by the magnitude-8.8 quake on Feb. 27. That temblor and the resulting tsunami killed at least 521 people and left 200,000 homeless.
The United States Geological Survey reports that the second earthquake, which was the stronger of the two, was located at a depth of 28.4 km, and was measured to be 55km from Lebu, Bio-Bio, 100km from Temuco, Araucania, 100km from Los Angeles, Bio-Bio, and 560 km from Santiago.