A powerful earthquake struck in the region of the previously destroyed Chilean Valdivia

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 was recorded off the coast of Chile by the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter was located at a depth of 10 km, 163 km from the Chilean port city of Valdivia.

The authorities have already ruled out the occurrence of a tsunami, which previously occurred after similar aftershocks.

No damage has been reported.

On May 22, 1960, near the city was the epicenter of the most powerful earthquake in the history of measurements, as a result of which the city was practically destroyed. Three rivers flow through Valdivia: Cau Cau, Cruces and Valdivia. They form the river island Teha, which is now located within the city limits. Initially, the island was outside the city, but German immigrants began to settle there and since 1939 the island was connected to the city center by the bridge “de Valdivia Pedro”. In 1960, after an earthquake, most of the western part of the island sank below the water level.

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