3/28/2015 — 6.0M earthquake strikes South America – Northern Chile coastline

A sizable magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Northern Chile along the coastline.    This marks new unrest for South America after a week of relative silence.

6.0m earthquake chile march 28 2015

It would appear things are heating up internationally — a series of volcanic eruptions yesterday (Sakurajima , Ontake) into today, now the 6.0M strikes South America.



Also seeing lava levels increase in Hawaii at Kilauea Volcano.


Information on the 6.0M from the USGS:


Scientific – Summary


Magnitudeuncertainty 6.0 mb± 0.0
Locationuncertainty 22.202°S 68.657°W± 5.8 km
Depthuncertainty 109.3 km± 5.6
Origin Time 2015-03-28 16:36:52.720 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 53
Minimum Distance 52.43 km (0.47°)
Travel Time Residual 1.16 sec
Azimuthal Gap 47°
FE Region Antofagasta, Chile (123)
Review Status MANUAL

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