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Researchers identify a potential earthquake zone of more than 8 points



A research team identified an area of ​​potential hazard in which a magnitude 8 earthquake may occur,

They are about 200 kilometers long, which cover coastal region of Valparaiso and Coquimbo to VilosThe zones attract particular attention because they represent areas that have not been affected by a major seismic event since July 1730.

The study was conducted by a geologist and academician from the Department of Geophysics, University of Concepción, Marcos Moreno SweetThe team discovered two more surface contact areas between the Nazca Plateau and South America in front of Valparaiso.

Studies included observations through GPS and seismic stations added to numerical models,

According to the slogan BioBioChile considered zones will be blocked, that is, they accumulating energy for future earth movement,

Sweett explained that “when the roughness between the plates is blocked, it accumulates elastic energy, which will be released as a result of a strong earthquake".

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