Moment buildings begin to shake like a powerful earthquake with a force of 6.8 in Chile
- A second earthquake with a force of 6.8 hit the coast of Chile on Sunday
- Just before 11 am, the quake struck 40 miles west of the city of Constitución
- Buildings also swung in the Chilean capital Santiago, 225 miles to the north
- The quake was the same magnitude as the one that struck Chile on August 1
- There were no immediate injuries or damage or threats from tsunamis to report
- Chileans still placed images of the nerve-racking shakes on social media
Chile was hit by a second powerful earthquake with a force of 6.8 since August, this time about 40 miles west of the city of Constitución and causing buildings to sway in Santiago, the capital of the South American nation.
The quake broke out at 10:57 am local time, or 9:57 am east, and had its epicenter 16.5 kilometers or 10.3 miles below the Earth's surface, according to scientists from the United States Geological Survey.
The cathedral in Constitucion was evacuated as a prejudice, according to the National Emergency Agency of Chile.
According to scientists from the United States Geological Survey, Chile has been hit by a second powerful earthquake with a force of 6.8 since August, this time with its epicenter (shown above) 16.5 kilometers or 10.3 miles below the earth's surface.
Twitter images of Constitucion, a city with 41,000 inhabitants in the southern region of Chile, contain a video with clothes hangers on a rod that moved eerily alone
A chandelier swings in the same way in another social media message that reports the 6.8 earthquake that occurred in Chile on Sunday
However, there were no immediate injuries or damage, or threats from tsunamis to report, as was the case with an August 1 earthquake of the same magnitude.
That quake was centered around 2:30 PM 59 miles northwest of San Antonio in the Valparaiso region.
A resident, then reached by DailyMail.com, said she and others were grateful that it wasn't worse.
& # 39; Everything is fine, & # 39; said Maria Christina Argandona Hood, a teacher who lives in Santiago. & # 39; If you live in an earthquake prone area, you should try to get used to it. & # 39;
Both recent earthquakes were still powerful enough to cause many nerve-racking vibrations.
Twitter images of Constitucion, a city with 41,000 inhabitants in the southern region of Chile, contain a video with clothes hangers on a rod that creepily moved alone.
An image from a video on Instagram (above) causes travelers to rock in a waiting area at the airport uncontrollably. Some travelers even see smiles.
A & # 39; Pay Here & # 39; sign at a sports store in another tweet is partially detached from the suspension wire and swings from left to right.
A social media placement shows a ceiling lamp that looks more like a church bell that moves back and forth while trapped in the vibrations of the earthquake. A chandelier swings in another pole in the same way.
Even in the capital Santiago, 225 miles to the north, buildings began to swing, according to the national emergency agency of Chile.
A video on Instagram even lets travelers rock and shake uncontrollably in a waiting area at the airport. Some travelers even see smiles.
Chile's last brush with a severe earthquake came in 2015, when a powerful 8.3 magnitude earthquake killed at least eight people and forced more than a million people to flee their homes due to tsunami warnings.
The earthquake, the strongest in the world at the time, also had buildings swayed in Santiago, where terrified residents gathered in the street to prevent falling debris.
Eight people were killed and powerful waves hit the Chilean coast, flooding cities while people fled to higher areas.
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