Magnitude: 7.0M
Time: 08-03-1978 T18:11:17
Country: CHILE

CHILE:NORTHERN:COPIAPO-TALTAI

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 58km below the ground in Chile on 08-03-1978 T18:11:17, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.0 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 58km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. 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 9. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing considerable damage to specially designed structures; well-designed frame structures thrown out of plumb. Damage would be great in substantial buildings, with partial collapse. Expect that buildings would be shifted off foundations.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Chile Cretaceous Antucoya - porphyry copper
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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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Earthquake Measurement
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Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
eq_mag_mb 7.0
focal_depth 58
eq_mag_unk 6.7
intensity 9
year 1978
id 4812
location_name CHILE:NORTHERN:COPIAPO-TALTAI
damage_description 3
eq_primary 7.0
time 08-03-1978 T18:11:17
latitude -26.510
injuries 13
longitude -70.540
country CHILE
injuries_description 1

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