In what is being described as an aftershock of the massive 8.8 quake that occurred early last year, a quake measuring 6.9 (or 7.1 depending on the source) shook the south of the long, thin country yesterday. No injuries or deaths have been officially reported.
Yesterday’s quake, which included several strong aftershocks, was centered just west of Temuco, in the 9th Region. Coastal towns like Tirúa, Puerto Saavedra and Toltén auto-evacuated, not waiting for official instructions from the government, which was widely criticized for not issuing evacuation orders following the February 2010 quake for coastal areas which suffered death and damages due to tidal waves and flooding.
P.S : Temuco was my home for many months in Chile, so I pray everyone is safe and taking care of each other especially la familia Hermosilla and la familia Huechan.
Via / El Diario