Mon May 14, 2012, 11:08 AM
tawadi (2,002 posts)
Two large quakes strike Peru-Chile border area – USGS
(Reuters) – Two strong earthquakes registering a magnitude of 5.9 struck an area near the Peru-Chile border on Monday, the United States Geological Survey reported.
The USGS said the first tremor occurred at 11:00 a.m. British time in Peru, 32 miles west-south-west of the town of Moquegua at a depth of 39.8 miles.
Seconds later, a quake also measuring 5.9 struck over the border in Chile — 45 miles east-south-east of the Peruvian town of Tacna. That tremor was recorded at a depth of 13.9 miles and was initially recorded at a magnitude of 6.0.
Read more: http://www.euronews.com/newswires/1516330-two-large-quakes-strike-peru-chile-border-area-usgs
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Two large quakes strike Peru-Chile border area – USGS (Original post)
Response to tawadi (Original post)
Mon May 14, 2012, 11:48 AM
catbyte (4,197 posts)
1. I keep worrying when the Cascadia fault zone is going to blow.
It's the only part of the Pacific that hasn't had an 8.5 or greater quake. What was that Saturday Night Live skit years and years ago, "More Things to Worry About."
Diane, Anishinaabe in MI
Response to SalviaBlue (Reply #3)
Mon May 14, 2012, 03:20 PM
happyslug (11,531 posts)
4. Go to the NOAA site, NOAA is calling both quakes 6.2.
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