US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Hits Chile's Coast

Earthquake Hits Off Chile Coast

The moment a massive natural disaster struck off the coast of Chile Monday an adorable little dog sprang into action. running for his life.

At this time, no injuries or damages associated with this natural disaster have been reported.

The geological survey's website had hundreds of reports of people feeling the shaking almost 60 miles to the north in Lompoc and as far south as Los Angeles County.

The quake of 2.3 magnitude was about 3 miles deep at 4:49 p.m., the USGS said.

The United States Geological Service reviewed the initial magnitude down from 7.1.

Footage showed natural disaster sirens going off in nearby Valparaiso. The 20-second trembler was felt as far away as Philadelphia and Baltimore.

"There have been some landslides in some places, without major complications".

Strict construction codes in Chile limit damage to buildings. There was no damage to either of Chile's two refineries, ENAP said.

It was followed by at least three aftershocks, each measuring at least a 5.0 magnitude.

Another 8.8 magnitude quake hit off the south-central coast in 2010, also leading to a tsunami.

That was the sixth-largest quake ever recorded.



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