Magnitude: 7.4M
Time: 04-18-1939 T06:22:45
Country: CHILE

CHILE:NORTHCENTRAL

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 100km below the ground in Chile on 04-18-1939 T06:22:45, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.4 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 100km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. 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
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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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
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Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
focal_depth 100
year 1939
eq_mag_ms 7.4
id 6340
location_name CHILE:NORTHCENTRAL
eq_primary 7.4
time 04-18-1939 T06:22:45
latitude -27.000
longitude -70.500
country CHILE

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7.5
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CHILE:COBIJA
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7.1
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CHILE:NORTHERN
11-20-1928 T20:35:07
7.0
mag
CHILE:ANTOFAGASTA
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6.4
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7.7
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