Magnitude: 7.6M
Time: 10-05-1859
Country: CHILE

CHILE

This earthquake was recorded in Chile on 10-05-1859, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.6 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. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 10 souls and destroying 339 structures.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Chile Cretaceous Antucoya - porphyry copper
Cretaceous calc-alkalic plutons, including batholiths.
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).



Latest Earthquake Events

Recent Earthquake activity from around the globe.



Nearby Tsunamis
8
mag
CENTRALCHILE
03-03-1985 T22:47:9.5
6.9
mag
CENTRALCHILE
04-24-2017 T21:38:26
8.5
mag
CENTRALCHILE
11-20-1822 T02:30:00
8.2
mag
CENTRALCHILE
08-17-1906 T00:40:00
7.5
mag
CENTRALCHILE
07-12-1687 T00:00:00
8.7
mag
CENTRALCHILE
07-08-1730 T08:45:00
6.7
mag
CENTRALCHILE
10-05-1973 T05:47:51.1
7.8
mag
CENTRALCHILE
07-09-1971 T03:03:18.7
7.1
mag
CENTRALCHILE
03-18-1931 T08:02:23
6
mag
CENTRALCHILE
03-22-1965 T22:56:28




Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
total_houses_destroyed 339
total_deaths 10
intensity 10
total_deaths_description 1
year 1859
eq_mag_ms 7.6
id 2040
location_name CHILE
total_damage_description 2
damage_description 1
deaths 10
eq_primary 7.6
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
time 10-05-1859
latitude -27.350
houses_destroyed 339
houses_destroyed_description 3
longitude -70.350
country CHILE
deaths_description 1
damage_millions_dollars .930

Nearby Earthquakes
6.8
mag
CHILE:IQUIQUE
08-21-1869
6.0
mag
CHILE:NORTHERN
11-28-1970 T11:08:40
7.7
mag
CHILE:NORTHERN:IQUIQUE
04-03-2014 T02:43:11
7.3
mag
CHILE:POZOALMONTE,OFICINAVICTORIA,ARICA
11-30-1976 T00:40:57
7.5
mag
CHILE:COBIJA
07-03-1836
7.1
mag
CHILE:NORTHERN
11-20-1928 T20:35:07
7.0
mag
CHILE:ANTOFAGASTA
12-26-1948 T07:12:21
6.4
mag
CHILE:NORTHERN
06-19-1970 T10:56:13
7.7
mag
CHILE:TOCOPILLA,MARIAELENA
11-14-2007 T15:40:50
7.3
mag
CHILE:NORTHERN
10-04-1940 T07:54:42