Magnitude: 7.9Mt
Time: 08-02-1946 T19:18:48
Country: CHILE

NORTHERNCHILE

This tsunami was recorded in Chile on 08-02-1946 T19:18:48, where a sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 7.9Mt. 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 2 souls. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 1764. 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).



Latest Tsunami Events

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8
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CENTRALCHILE
03-03-1985 T22:47:9.5
6.9
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8.5
mag
CENTRALCHILE
11-20-1822 T02:30:00
8.2
mag
CENTRALCHILE
08-17-1906 T00:40:00
7.5
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CENTRALCHILE
07-12-1687 T00:00:00
8.7
mag
CENTRALCHILE
07-08-1730 T08:45:00
6.7
mag
CENTRALCHILE
10-05-1973 T05:47:51.1
7.8
mag
CENTRALCHILE
07-09-1971 T03:03:18.7
7.1
mag
CENTRALCHILE
03-18-1931 T08:02:23
6
mag
CENTRALCHILE
03-22-1965 T22:56:28




Tsunami Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 89
primary_magnitude 7.9
focal_depth 60
total_deaths 2
year 1946
location_name NORTHERNCHILE
id 1764
event_validity 2
time 08-02-1946 T19:18:48
latitude -26.5
soloviev 9
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 3
longitude -70.5
total_deaths_description 1
country CHILE

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7.6
mag
CHILE
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7.3
mag
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09-15-1911
7.7
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CHILE:TARAPACA
06-13-2005 T22:44:33
7.9
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CHILE:TARAPACA
01-23-1878
5.8
mag
CHILE:TARAPACA
08-14-2005 T02:39:40
8.2
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CHILE:NORTHERN:IQUIQUE,ALTOHOSPICIO
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mag
CHILE:IQUIQUE,PICA;PERU:TACNA
08-24-1869
6.8
mag
CHILE:IQUIQUE
08-21-1869
6.0
mag
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11-28-1970 T11:08:40
7.7
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04-03-2014 T02:43:11