Quake Moved Cities, Says Report

By Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
March 9, 2010 Updated: March 9, 2010

Last month's massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Chile physically moved some South American cities, according to a recent report. The Chilean city of Concepcion was moved approximately 10 feet to the west, according to the report.

The report also found that Argentina's capital Buenos Aires moved about one inch to the southwest. Chile's capital, Santiago moved 11 inches west-southwest, said the report which was released by the University of Ohio.

Cities northwest of Concepcion like Valparaiso and Mendoza, Argentina, to the northeast moved quite a lot. The epicenter of the earthquake was at the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area centered around the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place. Researchers say the Chile quake is the fifth largest on record.