Magnitude: 7.8M
Time: 12-04-1918 T11:47:48
Country: CHILE

CHILE:COPIAPO

This earthquake was recorded in Chile on 12-04-1918 T11:47:48, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.8 on the richter scale. 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 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).

Related USGS Publications

70042696 - 2011 - Geological impacts and implications of the 2010 tsunami along the central coast of Chile



Latest Earthquake Events

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6.9
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CENTRALCHILE
04-24-2017 T21:38:26
8.5
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CENTRALCHILE
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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
7.7
mag
CENTRALCHILE
08-15-1880 T12:48:00




Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
total_deaths_description 1
year 1918
eq_mag_ms 7.8
id 3129
location_name CHILE:COPIAPO
total_damage_description 3
damage_description 3
eq_primary 7.8
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
time 12-04-1918 T11:47:48
latitude -26.000
houses_destroyed_description 3
longitude -71.000
country CHILE
deaths_description 1

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mag
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7.1
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7.6
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7.3
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7.9
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