Magnitude: 7.5M
Time: 12-21-1967 T02:25:23
Country: CHILE

CHILE:NORTHERN

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 33km below the ground in Chile on 12-21-1967 T02:25:23, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.5 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 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. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 1 souls and destroying structures.
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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).
Chile Eocene–Oligocene Chuquicamata - porphyry copper
Eocene to Oligocene mainly calc-alkaline plutons, including epizonal plutons intruding volcanic-arc lava flows and breccias; equivalent to rocks in tracts SA09PC and SA12PC.

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Latest Earthquake Events

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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
focal_depth 33
total_deaths 1
total_deaths_description 1
year 1967
eq_mag_ms 7.5
id 6630
location_name CHILE:NORTHERN
total_damage_description 2
damage_description 2
deaths 1
eq_primary 7.5
total_houses_destroyed_description 2
time 12-21-1967 T02:25:23
latitude -21.700
houses_destroyed_description 2
total_injuries_description 3
longitude -69.500
country CHILE
deaths_description 1
injuries_description 3

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