Magnitude: 7.5M
Time: 07-03-1836
Country: CHILE

CHILE:COBIJA

This earthquake was recorded in Chile on 07-03-1836, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.5 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

70174954 - 2016 - The Iquique earthquake sequence of April 2014: Bayesian modeling accounting for prediction uncertainty
70116796 - 2014 - Continuing megathrust earthquake potential in Chile after the 2014 Iquique earthquake



Latest Earthquake Events

Recent Earthquake activity from around the globe.



Nearby Tsunamis
6.9
mag
CENTRALCHILE
11-11-2015 T01:54:00
6.7
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
11-01-1995 T00:35:32.7
5.9
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
11-15-1967 T21:31:54
7
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
05-04-1923 T22:26:45
8.7
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
11-11-1922 T04:32:36
6
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
12-29-1930 T08:26:24
6.5
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
12-07-1903 T14:25:00
7.9
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
05-20-1918 T17:55:10
6
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
12-09-1926 T00:00:00
7
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
11-07-1922 T23:00:09




Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
year 1836
eq_mag_ms 7.5
id 6047
location_name CHILE:COBIJA
eq_primary 7.5
time 07-03-1836
latitude -22.600
longitude -70.300
country CHILE

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