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Quake in Chile today, September 19th: earthquake, epicenter and in which regions it was felt

A series of earthquakes and tremors in Chile caused major concern for the country’s authorities in September. 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 19:

  • 11:26 | Magnitude 3.0 earthquake 26 kilometers south of Canela Baja
  • 10:23 | Magnitude 3.2 earthquake 24 kilometers east of Monte Patria
  • 09:28 | Magnitude 2.9 earthquake 30 kilometers southeast of Huasco

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.

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