Magnitude: 6.0M
Time: 11-28-1970 T11:08:40
Country: CHILE

CHILE:NORTHERN

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 33km below the ground in Chile on 11-28-1970 T11:08:40, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.0 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 33km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing slight damage in specially designed structures; considerable damage in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Damage would be great in poorly built structures. People could expect the dall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls.
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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).

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7
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Earthquake Measurement
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Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
eq_mag_mb 5.8
focal_depth 33
year 1970
eq_mag_ms 6.0
id 6432
location_name CHILE:NORTHERN
eq_primary 6.0
time 11-28-1970 T11:08:40
latitude -20.940
longitude -69.810
country CHILE

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