Magnitude: 6.5Mt
Time: 10-18-1961 T16:51:57
Country: CHILE

CENTRALCHILE

This tsunami was recorded in Chile on 10-18-1961 T16:51:57, where a sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 6.5Mt. Tsunamis are often caused by earthquakes, and this tsunami was caused by a quake that struck at a focal depth 15km below the surface. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 1926. 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

70133960 - 2014 - Investigation of the high-frequency attenuation parameter, κ (kappa), from aftershocks of the 2010 Mw 8.8 Maule, Chile earthquake
70045121 - 2013 - Seismotectonic framework of the 2010 February 27 Mw 8.8 Maule, Chile earthquake sequence



Latest Tsunami Events

Recent Tsunami activity from around the globe.



Nearby Tsunamis
7.1
mag
SOUTHERNCHILE
11-21-1927 T23:12:25
7.6
mag
SOUTHERNCHILE
12-25-2016 T14:22:00
8
mag
SOUTHERNCHILE
12-24-1737 T00:00:00
6.5
mag
SOUTHERNCHILE
10-03-1965 T16:14:56
8.5
mag
SOUTHERNCHILE
11-07-1837 T12:51:00
7
mag
SOUTHERNCHILE
10-11-1940 T18:41:13
8.5
mag
SOUTHERNCHILE
12-16-1575 T18:30:00
8
mag
SOUTHERNCHILE
10-28-1562 T10:00:00
7.4
mag
SOUTHERNCHILE
11-01-1960 T08:45:59
7.1
mag
SOUTHERNCHILE
08-18-1974 T10:44:12.8




Tsunami Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 89
primary_magnitude 6.5
focal_depth 15
year 1961
location_name CENTRALCHILE
id 1926
event_validity 1
time 10-18-1961 T16:51:57
latitude -36.7
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 1
longitude -73
total_deaths_description 1
country CHILE

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mag
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5.4
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CHILE:CENTRAL
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6.6
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CHILE:CENTRAL
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7.1
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CHILE:COQUIMBO
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