News Release

Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 14:39:43 UTC

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred libertador o'higgins, chile at 8:39 AM MDT, Mar 11, 2010 (11:39 AM local time in .). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time; however, this earthquake may have caused damage due to its location and size.

Damage reported at Rancagua. A small tsunami was recorded with wave heights (peak-to-peak) of 16 cm at Valparaiso and 29 cm at San Antonio. Felt (VII) at Rancagua; (IV) at Santiago and Talca; (V) at Concepcion, San Antonio and Valparaiso; (IV) at Petorca, Quillota, Temuco and Villa Alemana; (III) at Quintero.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver