Minimize Satellite Planning for Earthquake in Chile, March 2012

SANTIAGO, March 26, 2012 (From AFP) - A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has struck central Chile, prompting an short-lived evacuation order for coastal areas for fear of a tsunami and causing panic in an area devastated by a massive quake two years ago. There were no immediate reports of deaths or significant damage, officials said. And the evacuation order issued for the central coast of Chile -- the same area devastated in 2010 -- was lifted a few hours later.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said "a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 2237 GMT on Sunday some 32 kilometers (20 miles) northwest of Talca in Chile's Maule region, the same area ravaged by a massive 8.8 earthquake in late February 2010.Hundreds of people ran into the streets in Talca in panic during the quake, which was felt for nearly a minute. Chilean news media reported electrical blackouts and broken phone lines in the area around Talca, 300 kilometers (190 miles) south of the capital Santiago."The USGS initially reported the quake's magnitude as 7.2 but later downgraded it to 7.1.According to the USGS, which monitors earthquakes worldwide, the epicenter of Sunday's earthquake was 30 kilometers (almost 19 miles) below the ground surface.The Maule coastal region has been periodically shaken by powerful aftershocks since the February 27, 2010 quake, which claimed more than 500 lives and billions of dollars in damage.

EOLI plot of the Envisat ASAR planning
Ident Mission Abs. Orbit Start Time Stop Time Instrument Mode Acq. Date
1 Envisat 52819 03:44:54 03:45:21 ASA_IMS_IS6_HH
Archive T219 Orbit 52388 06/03/2012
05 Apr 2012
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