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5/20/2013 — 6.8M Earthquake offshore of Chile — Swarm at Kuril Volcanoes — Fracking quakes continue

May 20, 2013

A large earthquake occurred off the shores of Chile, early AM May 20, 2013.

6.8m earhtuqake may 20 2013

M6.8 – Off the coast of Aisen, Chile 2013-05-20 09:49:03 UTC

Event Time

  1. 2013-05-20 09:49:03 UTC
  2. 2013-05-20 04:49:03 UTC-05:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-20 04:49:03 UTC-05:00 system time


44.927°S 80.639°W depth=10.0km (6.2mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 597km (371mi) WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile
  2. 606km (377mi) WSW of Chonchi, Chile
  3. 616km (383mi) WSW of Castro, Chile
  4. 626km (389mi) W of Puerto Aisen, Chile
  5. 1535km (954mi) SSW of Santiago, Chile


Also, worthy to note the obvious unrest across the Pacific plate at Kuril Islands, Russia (volcanic chain).  Happening in a solitary location, at multiple depths.

kuril islands earthquake swarm may 20 2013


Finally, also worthy to note the fracking earthquakes at the south edge of the North American Craton have began to pick up in pace… Colorado, and Oklahoma both showing movement:

colorado oklahoma fracking may 20 2013 earthquakes

Colorado Fracking / drilling operation 2.5M earthquake :

colorado fracking may 20 2013

Oklahoma Fracking drilling operation…

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