Magnitude: 7.8Mt
Time: 12-04-1918 T11:47:48
Country: CHILE

NORTHERNCHILE

This tsunami was recorded in Chile on 12-04-1918 T11:47:48, where a 5 meter tall sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 7.8Mt. Tsunamis are often caused by earthquakes, and this tsunami was caused by a quake that struck at a focal depth 33km below the surface. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 1461. 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

70042696 - 2011 - Geological impacts and implications of the 2010 tsunami along the central coast of Chile



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Recent Tsunami activity from around the globe.



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Tsunami Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 89
primary_magnitude 7.8
focal_depth 33
iida 2.3
year 1918
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
location_name NORTHERNCHILE
damage_description 1
id 1461
event_validity 4
time 12-04-1918 T11:47:48
latitude -26
maximum_water_height 5
soloviev 2.5
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 3
longitude -71
total_deaths_description 1
country CHILE

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