Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Strikes Ocean Off Central Chile

A Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the ocean west of Conception, Chile. The tremor struck at 11:27 a.m. Pacific time along the Nazaca Plate. An initial report suggests it hit at a depth of 10 kilometers. The region is an intersection with the “Panama fracture zone” according to the USGS. “The convergence associated with this subduction process is responsible for the uplift of the Andes Mountains, and for the active volcanic chain present along much of this deformation front.”

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