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A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck in Chile on Sept 16, 2015 at 7:54 p.m. Chile time. (6:54 p.m. EDT)
Visit the USGS event page on this earthquake.
For an estimate of the earthquake’s impact, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.
For information about tsunami watches, warning or advisories, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tsunami website.
If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.
The USGS operates a 24/7 National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado that can be reached for more information at 303-273-8500.
Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.
French Foreign Minister:
‘We Have 500 Days to Avoid Climate Chaos’
he world has “500 days to avoid climate chaos,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said alongside Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department.
“We have 500 days to avoid climate chaos,” Fabius said. “And I know that President Obama and John Kerry himself are committed on this subject and I’m sure that with them, with a lot of other friends, we shall be able to reach success in this very important matter.”