Magnitude: 7.5Mt
Time: 12-21-1967 T02:25:23
Country: CHILE

NORTHERNCHILE

This tsunami was recorded in Chile on 12-21-1967 T02:25:23, where a sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 7.5Mt. Tsunamis are often caused by earthquakes, and this tsunami was caused by a quake that struck at a focal depth 33km 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 1994. 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).
Chile Eocene–Oligocene Chuquicamata - porphyry copper
Eocene to Oligocene mainly calc-alkaline plutons, including epizonal plutons intruding volcanic-arc lava flows and breccias; equivalent to rocks in tracts SA09PC and SA12PC.

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Tsunami Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 89
primary_magnitude 7.5
focal_depth 33
total_deaths 1
iida -.5
year 1967
total_houses_destroyed_description 2
location_name NORTHERNCHILE
id 1994
event_validity 3
time 12-21-1967 T02:25:23
latitude -21.7
soloviev 0
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 2
total_injuries_description 3
longitude -69.5
total_deaths_description 1
country CHILE

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