Reporting System

6.2 Magnitude EQ – Offshore Bio-Bio, Chile

At approximately 16:04:54 UTC on Monday, January 23rd, an earthquake based on water struck at a depth of 29.7 km (18.5 miles) off the West coast, 50 km (31 miles) N of Concepcion, Bio-Bio, Chile, and 80 km (49 miles) SW of Cauquenes, Maule, Chile. Coords: 36.415°S, 73.015°W

Due to the size and depth of such a quake, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

United States Geological Survey – The event has been reviewed by a seismologist and confirmed, at present, to be a 6.2 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 29.7 km, originally reviewed as a 5.8, but upgraded quickly. The European Mediterranean Seismology Agency has not yet had the earthquake’s parameters reviewed.


Earthquake Alert

Due to the increase in activity along the western subduction zone, from Alaska to BC, to Baja to Chile, this is an area that we need to watch closely over the next two weeks. Many are flagging the west coast of the Americas as the location for the next large quake. We cannot comment on that and tell you that, yes, this is going to happen, but it would be in everyone’s best interest to continue to watch this area as the larger earthquakes continue to stack up. As well, with the incoming CME and one of the largest coronal hole’s that we’ve seen in some time, this only further concludes that this alert should be in effect.

2012 Significant Earthquakes

Magnitude 6.8 – Izu Islands, Japan Region – January 01, 05:27:54
Magnitude 6.6 – Santa Cruz Islands – January 09, 04:07:16
Magnitude 7.3 – Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra – January 10, 18:37:01
Magnitude 6.6 – South Shetland Islands – January 15, 13:40:18
Magnitude 6.2 – South Shetland Islands – January 15, 14:21:32
Magnitude 6.2 – Offshore Chiapas, Mexico – January 21, 18:47:16
Magnitude 6.0 – South Sandwich Islands – January 22, 05:53:41
Magnitude 6.2 – Offshore Bio-Bio, Chile – January 23, 16:04:54 

…(Earthquake Data)


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