Earthquake hits Southern Chile of magnitude 7.7, Tsunami warning issued

Santiago chile earthquake today on Christmas Time and date chile tsunami alert area and latest updates and news

It is a very sad news that on Christmas Day earthquake hit southern Chile, triggering tsunami warnings and an evacuation order. It struck at 11:22am local time near the southern tip of Chiloe Island, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Puerto Quello and at a depth of 20 miles (33 kilometers).

An earthquake with magnitude 7.6 occurred 39km SSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile at 14:22:27.62 UTC on Dec 25, 2016. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

The regional director for the national emergency service, Alejandro Verges, told TVN television that there were no immediate reports about damage.Chile’s naval oceanographic service declared a preventative tsunami alert and officials began evacuating coastal areas in the southern part of the country.

Chile has a long history of deadly earthquakes, including a 8.8 magnitude event in 2010 off the south-central coast, which triggered a tsunami that devastated coastal towns.

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