Magnitude: 7.5Mt
Time: 07-03-1836 T00:00:00
Country: CHILE

NORTHERNCHILE

This tsunami was recorded in Chile on 07-03-1836 T00:00:00, where a 2 meter tall 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 697. 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).

Related USGS Publications

70174954 - 2016 - The Iquique earthquake sequence of April 2014: Bayesian modeling accounting for prediction uncertainty
70116796 - 2014 - Continuing megathrust earthquake potential in Chile after the 2014 Iquique earthquake



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Tsunami Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 89
primary_magnitude 7.5
iida 1
year 1836
location_name NORTHERNCHILE
id 697
event_validity 2
time 07-03-1836 T00:00:00
latitude -22.6
maximum_water_height 2
soloviev 1
cause_code 1
longitude -70.3
country CHILE

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