Magnitude: 6.3M
Time: 05-14-2012 T10:00:40
Country: CHILE

CHILE:ARICA;PERU:TACNA

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 10km below the ground in Chile on 05-14-2012 T10:00:40, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.3 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 10km 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-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).
Outer Melanesian Arc II - Melanesia Area - porphyry copper
Eocene-Oligocene to late Miocene-Pliocene-Pleistocene Outer Melanesian magmatic arc and Melanesian borderlands in the Solomon Islands

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




Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
eq_mag_mb 6.4
focal_depth 10
year 2012
eq_mag_mw 6.3
id 9932
location_name CHILE:ARICA;PERU:TACNA
total_damage_description 1
damage_description 1
eq_primary 6.3
time 05-14-2012 T10:00:40
latitude -17.678
longitude -69.591
country CHILE

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