Where was the earthquake this Wednesday, May 15, in Chile?

Where was the earthquake this Wednesday, May 15, in Chile?
Where was the earthquake this Wednesday, May 15, in Chile?

At the beginning of this Wednesday, they registered earthquakes of lower intensity in different parts of the country.

Although most of the movements that occur in Chile are imperceptible to the population, it is advisable to inform yourself about the main movements recorded by the National Seismological Center of the University of Chile.

The large number of tremors that our country receives is due to the geographical location of the territory, located on the boundary between the Nazca and South American tectonic plates, which constantly impact.

Tremor today, Wednesday, May 15 in Chile

These are the earthquakes recorded by Seismology:

00:59 hours

earthquake magnitude 3.2occurred 40 km south of Ollague and 135 km deep.

What to do in case of an earthquake?

The National Disaster Prevention and Response Service provided some recommendations on what to do when an earthquake occurs.

  • Keep calm and look for a place of seismic protection.
  • Protect yourself under a firm element. If this is not possible, stay next to the same object.
  • Turn off the electricity and close the water and gas valves..
  • If you are on the street, stay away from buildings, poles and electrical wires.
  • If you are at a massive event, the person must stay in place and protect head and neck with arms. In addition, you will also have to follow the instructions of those in charge of security at the venue.
  • If you are driving in a tunnel, bridge or highway, you must reduce speed and stop after leaving the area.
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