Magnitude 8.3 Earthquake Struck Chile on Sept 16, 2015

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A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck in Chile on Sept 16, 2015 at 7:54 p.m. Chile time. (6:54 p.m. EDT)

A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck in Chile on Sept 16, 2015 at 7:54 p.m. Chile time. (6:54 p.m. EDT)

Visit the USGS event page on this earthquake.

For an estimate of the earthquake’s impact, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

For information about tsunami watches, warning or advisories, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tsunami website.

If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.

The USGS operates a 24/7 National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado that can be reached for more information at 303-273-8500.

Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.

Graph showing estimated economic losses from the M8.3 Chile earthquake event on Sept 16, 2015.
Graph showing estimated economic losses from the M8.3 Chile earthquake event on Sept 16, 2015.