The recent earthquakes and the tsunami warnings have prompted some learning on the fly around our house. We were interested as a family to discover more information.

Our first question was, “What type of earthquake was it?” So we went to Google to discover the answer. There were lots of resources, but this was the most specific.

What type of earthquake hit Chile?

Armed with the above information, we searched for more details about that type of earthquake. Here is a web page that explains the various types of earthquakes.

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If you want to take a bit of time and study earthquakes in more detail, you can check out the resources below:

More information about the Chilean earthquake:

Massive earthquake hits Chile, 147 dead