Three strong earthquakes shake southern Chile, causing concern – Juventud Rebelde

Three earthquakes, with a maximum of 6.2 on the open Richter scale, hit the Chilean city of Lobo in the Araucanía region on Saturday, leaving little damage to infrastructure and without any reports so far.

The three telluric motions occurred at 11:24 p.m. local time, with a difference of a few seconds, marked 6.2, then 5.2 and about a minute later 6.2 according to measurements from the University of Chile Seismic Center.

The source also indicated that the tsunami warning was not issued in the province of Bio-Bio, located more than 500 kilometers south of Santiago de Chile.

The Bío Bío Chile news portal reports that “at least eight earthquakes were felt Saturday evening and Sunday morning, between the regions of Maule and Los Ríos”.

Bio Chile added that the earthquakes caused blackouts along the Lebo coast and much of Concepción, as well as minor damage to buildings and other infrastructure.

The Presidential Delegate for the Bio-Bio District, Daniela Dresdner, quoted the local television station Teletrece, as saying that they were monitoring the series of earthquakes. “We want to inform you that there is no danger of a tsunami and we ask people to remain calm,” he said.

Located in the southeastern region of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Chile is the most seismic region in the world, and experiences hundreds of small atrophic movements due to the sinking of the Nazca Plate under the South American plate.

The National Seismological Service, based at the University of Chile, reported that in the early hours of Sunday there were 15 aftershocks across the country, 13 of which were of three degrees or less in intensity, completely imperceptible to people.

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