Magnitude: 7.5M
Time: 03-10-1681
Country: CHILE

CHILE

This earthquake was recorded in Chile on 03-10-1681, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.5 on the richter scale. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 10. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing destruction to well-built wooden structures; most masonry and frame structures with foundations would be destroyed. Expect rails to be bent, bridges detroyed, and loss of life.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Chile-Peru Paleocene-Eocene Toquepala - porphyry copper
Paleocene and Eocene mostly calc-alkaline plutons. Includes the Toquepala volcanics and coeval porphyry plutons (Peru), and rhyolite domes, dacite pyroclastics, and associated calderas (Chile).

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70174954 - 2016 - The Iquique earthquake sequence of April 2014: Bayesian modeling accounting for prediction uncertainty
70116796 - 2014 - Continuing megathrust earthquake potential in Chile after the 2014 Iquique earthquake



Latest Earthquake Events

Recent Earthquake activity from around the globe.



Nearby Tsunamis
7.2
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
02-05-1988 T14:01:2.7
7.3
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
07-13-1936 T11:12:15
7.6
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
03-05-1987 T09:17:5.2
7
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
07-29-1957 T17:15:14
8
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
07-30-1995 T05:11:23.6
7.5
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
07-03-1836 T00:00:00
7
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
12-26-1948 T07:12:21
7.1
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
11-20-1928 T20:35:07
6.4
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
06-19-1970 T10:56:13.5
7.7
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
11-14-2007 T15:40:50.5




Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
intensity 10
year 1681
eq_mag_ms 7.5
id 1090
location_name CHILE
eq_primary 7.5
time 03-10-1681
latitude -18.500
longitude -70.350
country CHILE

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