Magnitude: 7.3Mt
Time: 07-13-1936 T11:12:15
Country: CHILE

NORTHERNCHILE

This tsunami was recorded in Chile on 07-13-1936 T11:12:15, where a 1 meter tall sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 7.3Mt. Tsunamis are often caused by earthquakes, and this tsunami was caused by a quake that struck at a focal depth 60km below the surface. Natural disasters can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 1 souls. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 1691. 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).



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8.2
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5.4
mag
CENTRALCHILE
12-29-1972 T04:51:1.6
6.6
mag
CENTRALCHILE
06-08-1972 T18:53:41.7
6.5
mag
CENTRALCHILE
04-24-1858 T11:15:00
7.1
mag
CENTRALCHILE
04-19-1955 T20:24:05
7.5
mag
CENTRALCHILE
11-17-1849 T10:10:00
6.9
mag
CENTRALCHILE
03-13-1975 T15:26:42.5
6.9
mag
CENTRALCHILE
11-11-2015 T01:54:00
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NORTHERNCHILE
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5.9
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
11-15-1967 T21:31:54




Tsunami Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 89
primary_magnitude 7.3
focal_depth 60
total_deaths 1
year 1936
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
location_name NORTHERNCHILE
id 1691
event_validity 4
time 07-13-1936 T11:12:15
latitude -24.5
maximum_water_height 1
total_injuries 40
soloviev .5
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 2
total_injuries_description 1
longitude -70
total_deaths_description 1
country CHILE

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7.7
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09-18-1833
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05-06-2010 T02:42:47
7.9
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PERU:OFFSOUTHCOAST
12-26-1906 T06:53:28
6.4
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8.5
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PERU:AREQUIPA;CHILE:ARICA
11-24-1604
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CHILE:IQUIQUE,PISAGUA,SAPIGA,NEGRERO
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5.6
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