Magnitude: 7.6Mt
Time: 12-01-1928 T04:06:12
Country: CHILE

CENTRALCHILE

This tsunami was recorded in Chile on 12-01-1928 T04:06:12, where a 1.5 meter tall sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 7.6Mt. 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 279 souls. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 1609. This region of Chile falls within region code 89.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Chile-Argentina Miocene coastal - porphyry copper
Miocene mainly calc-alkalic granodiorite, diorite, and tonalite plutons, including batholiths. Plutons and batholiths apparently are consanguineous with the plutons in tracts SA13aPC, SA13bPC, and SA13cPC.

Related USGS Publications

70045121 - 2013 - Seismotectonic framework of the 2010 February 27 Mw 8.8 Maule, Chile earthquake sequence
70041881 - 2013 - Identifying the dynamic characteristics of a dual core-wall and frame building in Chile using aftershocks of the 27 February 2010 (Mw=8.8) Maule, Chile, earthquake



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Tsunami Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 89
primary_magnitude 7.6
focal_depth 25
total_deaths 279
iida .6
year 1928
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
location_name CENTRALCHILE
id 1609
event_validity 3
time 12-01-1928 T04:06:12
latitude -35
maximum_water_height 1.5
soloviev .5
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 3
longitude -72
total_deaths_description 3
country CHILE

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