Wednesday, April 2, 2014

An earthquake in Bali and also Chile

Not only in Bali earthquake that occurred on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, but also in Chile. An earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale off the coast of Chile, near Iquique. The quake triggered a tsunami warning along the Pacific Coast of Latin America. The epicenter was very shallow, being only 10 miles below the sea floor, Chileans could feel the quake very hard.

Epicentres located at 86 km northwest of the mining area in Iquique. Government of Chile using television to order the evacuation of coastal residents ordered to leave as soon as possible, and stay away from coastal areas. Because of a potential tsunami earthquake.

Coastal areas in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua are in danger of a tsunami. Warning sea waves as high as 1.92 meters could hit the area in the near Pisagua, Chile, 44 minutes after the earthquake occurred.

Chile regions including earthquake-prone regions in the world. Central and southern regions of the country been rocked by an earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale, and was followed by a tsunami that hit several cities in February 2010. In 2012, Chile has also been rocked by an earthquake.