Magnitude: 6.8M
Time: 08-21-1869
Country: CHILE

CHILE:IQUIQUE

This earthquake was recorded in Chile on 08-21-1869, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.8 on the richter scale. 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

70174954 - 2016 - The Iquique earthquake sequence of April 2014: Bayesian modeling accounting for prediction uncertainty
70116796 - 2014 - Continuing megathrust earthquake potential in Chile after the 2014 Iquique earthquake



Latest Earthquake Events

Recent Earthquake activity from around the globe.



Nearby Tsunamis
8
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
07-30-1995 T05:11:23.6
7.5
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
07-03-1836 T00:00:00
7
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
12-26-1948 T07:12:21
7.1
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
11-20-1928 T20:35:07
6.4
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
06-19-1970 T10:56:13.5
7.7
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
11-14-2007 T15:40:50.5
7.3
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
10-04-1940 T07:54:42
7.5
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
12-21-1967 T02:25:23
8.3
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
05-10-1877 T00:59:00
6.8
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
08-21-1869 T16:40:00




Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
year 1869
eq_mag_ms 6.8
id 9781
location_name CHILE:IQUIQUE
eq_primary 6.8
time 08-21-1869
latitude -21.000
longitude -70.000
country CHILE

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mag
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7.8
mag
CHILE:PERU:TACNA,ARICA,AREQUIPA
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7.5
mag
CHILE
03-10-1681
7.7
mag
PERU-CHILE:PERU:TACNA;CHILE:ARICA
09-18-1833
6.2
mag
PERU:TACNA
05-06-2010 T02:42:47
7.9
mag
PERU:OFFSOUTHCOAST
12-26-1906 T06:53:28
6.4
mag
CHILE:ARICA;PERU:AREQUIPA,TACNA
08-13-1987 T15:23:06
8.5
mag
PERU:AREQUIPA;CHILE:ARICA
11-24-1604
6.3
mag
CHILE:ARICA;PERU:TACNA
05-14-2012 T10:00:40
6.9
mag
CHILE:IQUIQUE,PISAGUA,SAPIGA,NEGRERO
12-04-1934 T17:24:38