Magnitude: 7.7M
Time: 11-14-2007 T15:40:50
Country: CHILE

CHILE:TOCOPILLA,MARIAELENA

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 40km below the ground in Chile on 11-14-2007 T15:40:50, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.7 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 40km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 8. 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 2 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).

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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
eq_mag_mb 6.7
focal_depth 40
total_deaths 2
intensity 8
total_deaths_description 1
year 2007
eq_mag_ms 7.4
eq_mag_mw 7.7
id 7634
location_name CHILE:TOCOPILLA,MARIAELENA
total_damage_description 3
damage_description 3
deaths 2
eq_primary 7.7
total_houses_destroyed_description 4
time 11-14-2007 T15:40:50
latitude -22.247
injuries 65
total_injuries 65
houses_destroyed_description 4
total_injuries_description 2
longitude -69.890
country CHILE
deaths_description 1
injuries_description 2

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