Earthquakes

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Chile

A strong earthquake shook the Chilean capital, Santiago, last night. There was a protest demonstration downtown against poor social services and economic inequality, the AP reported.

According to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.0 on the Richter scale. The epicentre is 28 km southwest of the town of Ilapel. The depth was 49 km.

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Philippines

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred 69 km north-northwest of the city of General Santos on the Philippine island of Mindanao, according to Reuters, citing the US Geophysical Institute.

The initially announced magnitude was 6.7, with an epicentre 70 km southwest of Davao City with a population of 1.21 million.

There are no reports for casualties and destruction.

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Was Registered in California

An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 was recorded in California, United States. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake occurred on Tuesday at 19:42 GMT, at a depth of 9.7 kilometres.

According to the USGS, a magnitude 2.6 secondary earthquake hit the area less than 15 minutes after the incident.

A Strong Earthquake Recorded in Kazakhstan

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook Kazakhstan, but there are no damage or injured people reported, according to the Almaty Emergency Department press office.

The quake was registered at 03:49 local time.

"The epicentre of the earthquake is located 140 km southeast of the city of Almaty. Its depth was 10 km," the report said.

5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Registered in Chile

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale shook northeastern Chile near the border with Bolivia, according to data from the US Geological Survey.

The quake was registered at 10:40 GMT. The epicentre is 73 kilometres northeast of the city of Calama, home to more than 150,000 people. The depth was 112.4 kilometres.

There is no information about casualties and damage.

Earthquake Registered in Vrancea

An earthquake with a 3.6 magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded this afternoon in the seismic region of Vrancea in eastern Romania, BTA reported.

The quake occurred at 15.54pm and was at a a depth of 145 kilometres. In September, there were 24 earthquakes of 2 to 4.5 magnitude on the Richter scale in Romania.

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