Chile Earthquake: The Earthquake of 8.2 Magnitude on the Richter scale that occurred Tuesday in northern Chile has killed at least six people dead and forced the evacuation of 900,000 people throughout the country.
Among the evacuees Collahuasi workers, one of the largest copper mines in the world, although the site was not affected by the quake, according to a union leader are.
The Prime Minister , Mariano Rajoy, has expressed to the president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet , the full support of the Spanish government after the strong earthquake north of the country and the solidarity of all Spaniards and condolences for the deceased .
Rajoy has sent a telegram to Bachelet in which he states his ” deep regret” over the news coming from the American country , the earthquake of 8.2 degrees of intensity that has killed six people in Iquique and Alto Hospicio .
“I immediately make available the resources of my Government available to meet the needs presented to it ,” said Rajoy in the telegram .
President Bachelet expressed ” full support and solidarity ” of his government and of all Spaniards for what happened and asks him to move condolences to the families of the victims.
The last fatality which has learned is a member of the Body of Fire Chile has died of cardio respiratory arrest in the city of Iquique, one of the most affected areas, while driving a car bomb .
The earthquake , of magnitude 8.2, occurred at 0:46 am Tuesday Spanish and was centered in the Pacific Ocean, 86 kilometers northwest of the city of Iquique and about 20 kilometers deep , after which there was a minor tsunami waves.
The quake sparked fires, landslides and floods roads along the coastline , which evoked the devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake and powerful tsunami four years that left more than 500 dead ago.
Overall , Chile is a country with a long history of earthquakes , including the most pontente on record worldwide . We review some of the earthquakes that have hit the country in recent years and have been recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey :
– 1730 : 8.7 magnitude in the central city of Valparaiso
– 1835 : 8.2 magnitude in the south central city of Concepcion, 500 dead
– 1868 : 9.0 magnitude in Arica, 25,000 dead
– 1877 : magnitude 8.3 in Punjab , 34 dead
– 1906 : 8.2 magnitude in Valparaiso, 3,882 dead
– 1922 : magnitude 8.5 on the border of Chile and Argentina
– 1928 : magnitude 7.6 in Talca, 225 dead
– 1939 : magnitude 7.8 Chillán, 28,000 deaths
– 1943 : magnitude 8.2 near Illapel -Salamanca , 25 dead
– 1960 : 7.9 magnitude in Arauco
– 1960 : magnitude 9.5 Valdivia , 1,655 dead
– 1965 : 7.0 magnitude in Taltal , 1 dead
– 1965 : magnitude 7.4 in Ligua , 400 dead
– 1971 : magnitude 7.5 in the region of Valparaíso, 90 dead
– 1985 : 7.8 magnitude opposite coast of Valparaiso, 177 dead
– 1998: magnitude 7.1 off the coast of northern Chile
– 2002: magnitude 6.6 on the border of Chile and Argentina
– 2003: magnitude 6.8 near central coast of Chile
– 2004: magnitude 6.6 near Pampanga , Central Chile
– 2005: magnitude 7.8 Tarapaca , northern Chile , 11 dead
– 2007: magnitude 7.7 in Antofagasta , northern Chile , 2 dead
– 2007: magnitude 6.7 in Antofagasta
– 2008: 6.3 magnitude in Punjab
– 2009: magnitude 6.5 off the coast of Tarapaca
– 2010: magnitude 8.8 off the coast of Bio-Bio , over 500 dead
– 2014 : magnitude 8.2 off the coast of Iquique