Magnitude: 8Mt
Time: 07-30-1995 T05:11:23.6
Country: CHILE

NORTHERNCHILE

This tsunami was recorded in Chile on 07-30-1995 T05:11:23.6, where a 3 meter tall sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 8Mt. Tsunamis are often caused by earthquakes, and this tsunami was caused by a quake that struck at a focal depth 46km 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 $1.791 million as 115 structures were reduced to rubble. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 2249. 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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70174954 - 2016 - The Iquique earthquake sequence of April 2014: Bayesian modeling accounting for prediction uncertainty
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Tsunami Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 89
primary_magnitude 8
total_houses_destroyed 115
focal_depth 46
total_deaths 3
iida 1.6
year 1995
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
location_name NORTHERNCHILE
damage_description 1
id 2249
event_validity 4
time 07-30-1995 T05:11:23.6
latitude -23.34
maximum_water_height 3
total_injuries 58
soloviev 1.5
houses_destroyed_description 3
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 2
total_damage_millions_dollars 1.791
total_injuries_description 2
longitude -70.294
total_deaths_description 1
country CHILE
damage_millions_dollars .131

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