The tremors of the earthquake were felt on Chile’s Pacific Off Coast on Sunday. According to the information, the intensity of the earthquake was 6.8. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has not predicted much damage due to the earthquake. According to the information, the earthquake occurred at 10:57 am local time. Its center was about 225 miles south of the capital Santiago. Its depth was about 10.3 miles below the surface. According to the USGS, the probability of loss of life and property in the earthquake affected area is low. Actually Chile falls in the ‘Ring of Fire’ area. Where the Pacific Ocean and South America collide between the plates. Due to this, earthquakes keep happening in this area.
Let me tell you that there was a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Coquimbo, Chile three months ago. However, there was no news of loss of life and property. Earlier in 2010, there was an 8.8 magnitude earthquake in this coastal area. After this, about 300 people died due to tsunami. This earthquake was the fastest earthquake in Chile’s history since 1960. Due to this the capital Santiago suffered heavy losses. Explain that the ‘Ring of Fire’ is a main part of the Pacific Ocean valley, which is about 40,000 kilometers. Volcanoes often erupt here and they cause earthquakes. Due to earthquakes, sea waves often take the form of tsunamis. The reason for more earthquake in this region is due to collision of tectonics plate. Indonesia suffers most from this. In addition to Indonesia on the Ring of Fire comes countries like Japan, Philippines, Chile, Mexico, Alaska and New Zealand.