5.4 Magnitude Earthquake hits northern and central parts of Chile’s Antofagasta Region

The earthquake, which struck 37 kilometres northeast of Calama, had a magnitude of 5.4, according to the National Seismological Centre of Chile.

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On January 24, at approximately 05:05, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck the Antofagasta Region. About 41 kilometres (26 miles) northeast of Calama was the epicentre. The tremor struck at a depth of roughly 117 km (73 miles), and it is likely that light shaking was felt in parts of northern and central Chile’s Antofagasta Region, southern Chile’s Tarapaca Region, western Argentina’s Jujuy Province, and western Potosi Department in southwest Bolivia. Significant damage is unlikely, as there have been no early reports of injuries or damage as a result of the earthquake. Before officials can perform thorough damage assessments, especially in isolated places, it can take many hours. There will probably be minor aftershocks in the upcoming days.

Officials to close transit network temporarily amid earthquake

To assess potential damage, officials may decide to temporarily close the seismic zone’s transit network. During shutdowns, there may be some minor inconveniences, but if no damage is discovered, service will probably resume soon. Utility disruptions could occur, especially in the vicinity of the epicentre of the earthquake.

The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reports that an earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on Wednesday at a depth of 118 km in the Tarapaca area of northern Chile. According to the Chilean Navy’s Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service, the earthquake’s characteristics are insufficient to cause a tsunami along Chile’s coast. The quake was 19 km (12 miles) below the Earth’s surface, it said.
5.4-magnitude quake hits Hokkaido, Japan: GFZ

Tuesday at 21:33:46 GMT, an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 rocked Hokkaido, Japan, according to the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. At first, it was determined that the epicentre was located at 42.49 degrees north latitude and 145–23 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 10.0 kilometres.

Japan’s coastline moved over 800 feet after the devastating Jan 1. Earthquake.

 Satellite images captured striking changes in the coastline of Japari’s Noto Peninsula following a massive earthquake on New Year’s Day.

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Jan. 1 around 2:10 am. EST (0710 GMT, or 4:10 p.m. local time in Japan), prompting orders for residents to evacuate affected coastal areas that experienced significant uplift. Satellite imagery of the area before and after the quake shows that the intense uplift extended the coastline by up to 820 feet (250 meters), which is greater than the length of two American football fields.

All Nippon Airways announced that on Saturday, it will begin operating again between Haneda airport in Tokyo and Noto airport in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, which is located on the shore of the Sea of Japan.

Kishida announced that the government will assemble a relief package on Thursday at a meeting of the disaster response task group, promising to “incorporate as many policies as possible from the viewpoint of sufferers.”

By: Gursharan Kaur

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