A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but sparing the quake-prone nation of any serious damage.
The quake was centered about 85 miles from Santiago, and some 22 miles west of the coastal city of Valparaiso. The U.S. Geological Survey twice revised the magnitude before settling on 6.9, a strength usually capable of causing severe damage.
Another reminder for us here in San Diego to get ready. There's no doubt we'll have a strong quake eventually. Are you prepared?