Magnitude: 7.5Mt
Time: 07-12-1687 T00:00:00
Country: CHILE

CENTRALCHILE

This tsunami was recorded in Chile on 07-12-1687 T00:00:00, where a sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 7.5Mt. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 335. 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.
Argentina Permian San Jorge - porphyry copper
Distribution of Permian calc-alkaline generally dioritic to dacitic plutons defines two geographically separate sub-tracts, SA16aPC and SA16bPC, which are southern continuations of Permian tract SA18PC.
Chile Miocene–Pliocene El Teniente - porphyry copper
Mainly late Miocene to early Pliocene calc-alkalic plutons and consanguineous coeval to slightly older lavas, breccias, pyroclastic rocks, and volcanic domes.
Neuquen Basin - sediment-hosted stratabound copper
Jurassic to Cretaceous sedimentary rocks of the Neuquen Basin

Related USGS Publications

70045121 - 2013 - Seismotectonic framework of the 2010 February 27 Mw 8.8 Maule, Chile earthquake sequence



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7.6
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Tsunami Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 89
primary_magnitude 7.5
year 1687
total_houses_destroyed_description 1
location_name CENTRALCHILE
id 335
event_validity 1
time 07-12-1687 T00:00:00
latitude -32.8
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 1
longitude -70.7
total_deaths_description 1
country CHILE

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