The series of earthquakes and tremors in Chile is worrying the country’s authorities. All data, whether intensity or location, is monitored by the National Seismological Center (CSN) of the University of Chile.
This is the updated report presented by Seismology for the national territory on September 16:
Magnitude 2.8 earthquake strikes 34 kilometers west of Caldera.
Magnitude 2.6 earthquake strikes 29 kilometers west of Caldera.
Magnitude 2.6 earthquake 30 kilometers west of Caldera.
Magnitude 3.3 earthquake 56 kilometers north of Camiña.
Magnitude 3.6 earthquake, 121 kilometers northwest of Constitución.
Magnitude 3.6 earthquake 37 kilometers west of Caldera.
Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes 47 kilometers southwest of Arica.
Magnitude 3.6 earthquake 15 kilometers west of Visviri.
Magnitude 2.8 earthquake strikes 52 kilometers northwest of Quillagua.
Earthquake in Chile
The country lies in earthquake-prone soil, so it is normal to experience tremors several times a day, although of varying strength. The Mineduc explains that this phenomenon occurs because “Chile lies on the western edge of the South American plate, where the Nazca and Antarctic plates converge, creating subduction zones.” Meanwhile, the Scotia plate slides horizontally with respect to the South American plate, in a transcurrent plate boundary.”
To get instant information about the latest seismic movements, follow the official report from the National Seismological Center (CSN) of the University of Chile, where you can learn the epicenter, latitude, depth and other characteristics.
Google warns of tremors and earthquakes
Google has developed a warning system that warns mobile devices running Android operating system seconds before they start shaking. It consists of a free alarm and a free message, which are available in two versions. If the tellurium movements exceed a magnitude of 5.0, an alarm will be sent to the people and a graphic warning will be displayed on the screen, accompanied by a loud sound that cannot be turned off, the aim of which is to protect the people.