7.2 aftershock in Chile

posted Jul 11, 2012, 10:02 PM by Tom Kachelman   [ updated Jul 11, 2012, 10:03 PM ]
The USGS, U.S. Geological Survey - a source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment reports a 7.2 aftershock from Chile.
Exact location: Liberator O'higgins, 34.290°S, 71.950°W, which is about 150 km away from Santiago, Chile.
O-ton NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center: "A strong earthquake has occurred - at 6:40 AM Pacific Standard Time on March 11, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 7.2 occurred near the coast of central Chile - but a tsunami IS NOT expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska coast.
NO tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas. Based on the earthquake magnitude and historic tsunami records, a damaging tsunami IS NOT expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska coasts.
At coastal locations which have experienced strong ground shaking, local tsunamis are possible due to underwater landslides."
More info: Magnitude 7.2 - LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE 2010 March 11 14:39:48 UTC