Magnitude: 7.1M
Time: 05-15-1925 T11:56:57
Country: CHILE

CHILE:NORTHERN

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 50km below the ground in Chile on 05-15-1925 T11:56:57, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.1 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 50km 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).

Related USGS Publications

70042696 - 2011 - Geological impacts and implications of the 2010 tsunami along the central coast of Chile



Latest Earthquake Events

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Nearby Tsunamis
8
mag
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 50
year 1925
eq_mag_ms 7.1
id 6543
location_name CHILE:NORTHERN
eq_primary 7.1
time 05-15-1925 T11:56:57
latitude -26.000
longitude -71.500
country CHILE

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mag
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6.9
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CHILE:ARICA,IQUIQUE
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01-08-1956 T20:54:13
7.6
mag
CHILE
02-23-1933 T08:09:12
7.3
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7.7
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8.2
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