2015 Illapel earthquake

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2015 Chile earthquake
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USGS ShakeMap of the earthquake
UTC time2015-09-16 22:54:32
ISC event611531714
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateSeptember 16, 2015 (2015-09-16)
Local time19:54 CST (UTC-3)
Magnitude8.3 Mw
Depth22.4 km (USGS)
Epicenter31°34′12″S 71°39′14″W / 31.570°S 71.654°W / -31.570; -71.654 (earthquake)Coordinates: 31°34′12″S 71°39′14″W / 31.570°S 71.654°W / -31.570; -71.654 (earthquake)
Areas affectedChile
Argentina[1]
Max. intensityIX (Violent shaking)
TsunamiYes
Aftershocks31 of 6.0 Mw or higher, over 5,000 in total (as of June 2017)
Casualties15 fatalities and 6 missing in Chile[2] 1 fatality and minor injuries in Argentina[3]

On 16 September 2015, an 8.3 Mw earthquake happened 46 km (29 mi) offshore Illapel, Chile. 12 deaths and 34+ injuries were reported. The cities of Coquimbo and Concón reported flooding from a tsunami. Six aftershocks were also reported.

Tsunami warnings were given to Ecuador, Peru, New Zealand, Fiji, Japan, the Solomon Islands, French Polynesia, and the U.S. states of Hawaii and California. The earthquake was felt in Argentina and Brazil.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Akkoc, Raziye; Alexander, Harriet (September 17, 2015). "Tsunami warnings from California to New Zealand after 8.3 quake hits Chile". The Telegraph.
  2. "Chile quake death toll hits 13". Sky News Australia. September 19, 2015. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Gobierno confirma que cifra de fallecidos por terremoto aumenta a 10" [Government confirms that the number of deceased people by the earthquake increases to 10] (in Spanish). Ahora Noticias. September 17, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  4. "Powerful Chile quake kills three". The New Zealand Herald. 17 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.