Powerful shallow seaquake near the Chile coast – no report of injuries or damage

Laguna Laja en Región del Bio Bio, Chile.

Laguna lajo en Bio Bio Chile - Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
Very powerful aftershock in the Bio Bio area in Chile. Luckily the epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean.
The aftershock was this time very shallow at a depth of only 10 km (normally the fatershocks are at a depth of 35 km).
No news of damage or injuries have been reported by the Chile newspapers. The maximum shaking following Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del ministerio del Interior (Onemi) was IV in Conception and a few neighboring villages = light shaking.
QuakeSOS, our earthquake iPhone application has not received incoming alarms. The Mercalli values published by USGS where not experienced on site.
Another earthquake of 4.9 magnitude, creted several alarms.

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.8
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 08:26:19 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Geo-location(s) :
35 km (20 miles) N of Concepcion, Bio-Bio, Chile
90 km (55 miles) W of Chillan, Bio-Bio, Chile
95 km (60 miles) SW of Cauquenes, Maule, Chile

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
USGS Pager map
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)

* GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world. GDACS is a Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission

QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report. The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with “Earthquake Report” news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

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