Magnitude: 8.3Mt
Time: 05-10-1877 T00:59:00
Country: CHILE

NORTHERNCHILE

This tsunami was recorded in Chile on 05-10-1877 T00:59:00, where a 24 meter tall sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 8.3Mt. Natural disasters can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 2385 souls. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 1075. This region of Chile falls within region code 89.
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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 Tsunami Events

Recent Tsunami activity from around the globe.



Nearby Tsunamis
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02-05-1988 T14:01:2.7
7.3
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07-13-1936 T11:12:15
7.6
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03-05-1987 T09:17:5.2
7
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
07-29-1957 T17:15:14
8
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NORTHERNCHILE
07-30-1995 T05:11:23.6
7.5
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NORTHERNCHILE
07-03-1836 T00:00:00
7.1
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11-20-1928 T20:35:07
6.4
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NORTHERNCHILE
06-19-1970 T10:56:13.5
7.7
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NORTHERNCHILE
11-14-2007 T15:40:50.5
7.3
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
10-04-1940 T07:54:42




Tsunami Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 89
primary_magnitude 8.3
deaths 2282
total_deaths 2385
iida 4.4
year 1877
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
location_name NORTHERNCHILE
damage_description 3
id 1075
event_validity 4
time 05-10-1877 T00:59:00
latitude -21.5
maximum_water_height 24
soloviev 3.5
houses_destroyed_description 3
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 3
longitude -70.5
total_deaths_description 4
country CHILE
deaths_description 4

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