Magnitude: 7Mt
Time: 07-29-1957 T17:15:14
Country: CHILE

NORTHERNCHILE

This tsunami was recorded in Chile on 07-29-1957 T17:15:14, where a sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 7Mt. 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 1871. 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

70174954 - 2016 - The Iquique earthquake sequence of April 2014: Bayesian modeling accounting for prediction uncertainty
70116796 - 2014 - Continuing megathrust earthquake potential in Chile after the 2014 Iquique earthquake



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Tsunami Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 89
primary_magnitude 7
focal_depth 33
year 1957
location_name NORTHERNCHILE
id 1871
event_validity 1
time 07-29-1957 T17:15:14
latitude -23.5
cause_code 1
longitude -71.5
country CHILE

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