Chile Earthquake

An earthquake with a 7.1 magnitude hit the west coast of Chile a couple of days ago. There was no immediate danger reported nor are there signs that there will be a tsunami. Originally, the authorities enforced an evacuation plan but later canceled it due to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center saying that there will not be a tsunami. Yet, residents were still panicking. Although this is a major earthquake, the effects were tampered due to the fact that it hit the coast. Two aftershocks were reported: one with a magnitude of 5.0 and the other was a 5.4. Since the country runs along two tectonic borders, they are hit by huge earthquakes a lot.