2015 Coquimbo earthquake facts for kids
USGS ShakeMap of the earthquake
|Date||16 September 2015|
|Origin time||19:54:33 Chile Standard Time|
|Depth||25.0 km (15.5 mi)|
|Max. intensity||VIII (Severe)|
|Aftershocks||6 of 6.0 Mw or higher|
|Casualties||12 deaths, 34+ injuries|
On 16 September 2015, an 8.3 Mw earthquake happened 46 km (29 mi) offshore Illapel, Chile. 12 deaths and 34+ injuries were reported. The cities of Coquimbo and Concón reported flooding from a tsunami. Six aftershocks were also reported.
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