Magnitude 6 Earthquake Hit in Atacama, Chile

- Time: 2024-02-14 at 01:31:43 UTC
             2024-02-13 at 22:31:43 Santiago
- Location: -28.92° LAT, -71.39° LON
- Magnitude: M6
- Depth: 30 km
- Provider: EMSC


Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 6 earthquake in Atacama, Chile.

The earthquake occurred in an area where we highlighted that the rotational singularity will contribute to the INCREASED seismic hazard exposure, as shown here and in the picture below.

Rotational singularity can occur when the fault planes are "infinitely" close to each other or the theoretically infinite shear- and normal tractions are associated with finite (micro)rotations within infinitely small regions (volumes of rocks). In practice, this happens when tectonic waves with low Cosserat lengths (generally) interact with each other within a region. Its shape can be elongated (like e.g. before the Great Noto Earthquake in Japan) or circular.


Picture 2: Post about rotational singularity influencing earthquake-triggering in Chile.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far.

 

* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

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