Magnitude: 7.9M
Time: 08-02-1946 T19:18:48
Country: CHILE

CHILE:NORTHERN

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 60km below the ground in Chile on 08-02-1946 T19:18:48, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.9 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 60km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. 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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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

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Nearby Tsunamis
8
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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
focal_depth 60
total_deaths 2
total_deaths_description 1
year 1946
eq_mag_ms 7.9
id 3827
location_name CHILE:NORTHERN
total_damage_description 3
damage_description 3
deaths 2
eq_primary 7.9
time 08-02-1946 T19:18:48
latitude -26.500
longitude -70.500
country CHILE
deaths_description 1

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