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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes offshore central Chile town

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  • 31st March, 2023 03:04:51 PM
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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes offshore central Chile town

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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Maule, Chile on Thursday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, Hindustan Times reported.

The quake was at a depth of 15 km (9.32 miles), EMSC said.

What to do during an earthquake:

  • One should always keep calm and reassure others in the event of an earthquake.
  • During the incident, one should always look for the safest place - an open space, away from buildings.
  • For those indoors, people should take cover under a desk, table, or a bed and stay away from glass panes, windows.
  • Keeping calm, one should not rush to go out of the building as it may cause a stampede.
  • If outside, one should move away from buildings and utility wires and moving vehicles should be stopped immediately.
  • It should be kept in mind to free all pets and domestic animals so that they can run away and one should be out in the open till the vibrations stop.
  • It is also advised not to use candles, matches and put all fires out.