Magnitude: 7.8Mt
Time: 12-28-1966 T08:18:7.4
Country: CHILE

NORTHERNCHILE

This tsunami was recorded in Chile on 12-28-1966 T08:18:7.4, where a .42 meter tall sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 7.8Mt. Tsunamis are often caused by earthquakes, and this tsunami was caused by a quake that struck at a focal depth 47km below the surface. Natural disasters can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 3 souls. Reports suggest the total cost of damages reached $.4 million as structures were reduced to rubble. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 1984. 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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Tsunami Stats
region_code 89
primary_magnitude 7.8
focal_depth 47
total_deaths 3
year 1966
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
location_name NORTHERNCHILE
id 1984
event_validity 4
time 12-28-1966 T08:18:7.4
latitude -25.5
maximum_water_height .42
total_injuries 6
soloviev .5
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 1
total_damage_millions_dollars .4
total_injuries_description 1
longitude -70.7
total_deaths_description 1
country CHILE

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