In memory of the victims of September 4, 19XX – Chile

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M 6.8    04-09-1958    Chile   –  Depth 10 km – killing 7 people

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The earthquake on 4 September 1958 that occurred in Las Melosas, Central Chile represents one of the large damaging intraplate events located in the Andean cordillera crust at about 60 km away from Santiago.
A sequence of 3 earthquakes of magnitude 6.7-6.9 in a span of six minutes struck the Andean Main Cordillera at the latitude of Santiago, Central Chile.
The quakes were preceded by a magnitude 6.0 foreshock one week earlier.
This seismic sequence provided the only documented effects of strong shaking related to shallow earthquakes in a subduction-zone environment in which seismicity is dominated by interplate and intermediate-depth intraplate earthquakes.
The epicenter was located at the junction of the Maipo and El Volcán Rivers, at a depth of about 10 km

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