Magnitude: 8.2Mt
Time: 08-17-1906 T00:40:00
Country: CHILE

CENTRALCHILE

This tsunami was recorded in Chile on 08-17-1906 T00:40:00, where a 3.5 meter tall sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 8.2Mt. Tsunamis are often caused by earthquakes, and this tsunami was caused by a quake that struck at a focal depth 25km below the surface. Natural disasters can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 4000 souls. Reports suggest the total cost of damages reached $100 million as structures were reduced to rubble. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 1339. This region of Chile falls within region code 89.
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70045121 - 2013 - Seismotectonic framework of the 2010 February 27 Mw 8.8 Maule, Chile earthquake sequence



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Tsunami Stats
region_code 89
primary_magnitude 8.2
focal_depth 25
total_deaths 4000
iida 1.8
year 1906
location_name CENTRALCHILE
damage_description 1
id 1339
event_validity 3
time 08-17-1906 T00:40:00
latitude -33
maximum_water_height 3.5
soloviev 2
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 4
total_damage_millions_dollars 100
longitude -72
total_deaths_description 4
country CHILE

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