Magnitude: 8.7M
Time: 07-08-1730
Country: CHILE

CHILE:VALPARAISO

This earthquake was recorded in Chile on 07-08-1730, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 8.7 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 11. 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. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 2 souls and destroying structures.
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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
total_deaths 5
intensity 11
total_deaths_description 1
year 1730
eq_mag_ms 8.7
id 1246
location_name CHILE:VALPARAISO
total_damage_description 3
damage_description 3
deaths 2
eq_primary 8.7
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
time 07-08-1730
latitude -32.500
houses_destroyed_description 3
longitude -71.500
country CHILE
deaths_description 1

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