Minor aftershock hits Pichilemu, Chile area

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Effects of the 2010 Chile earthquake in Pichilemu.
Image: Diego Grez.

A minor, low-intensity aftershock of the March 11 earthquake occurred last night in the Pichilemu area, ONEMI reported. The seismic event took place at 21:34 local time on Friday night (01:34 UTC Saturday morning), and had an intensity of IV grades, in the Mercalli scale, according to ONEMI.

According to University of Chile Seismological Service, the aftershock occurred at a depth of 5.4 kilometers (3.35 miles), and had a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was located 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) east from Pichilemu.

No damage or casualties were reported.