• Residents and victims of the February 2010 magnitude 8.8 earthquake and ensuing tsunamis light candles as they gather in commemoration of the victims, in Santiago February 27, 2012.

    Strong Magnitude-7.1 Earthquake Shakes Chile On Sunday Evening

    A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck Chile on Sunday at 7:37 p.m. local time (6:37 p.m. EDT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. At a depth of 21.6 miles (34.8 kilometers), the quake's epicenter was 136 miles (219 kilometers) south-southwest of the capital city of Santiago, the USGS reported.