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Magnitude 6.4 - ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
USGS ^ | Thu Mar 4 | staff

Posted on 03/04/2010 3:01:46 PM PST by AdmSmith

New quake 20 minutes ago

ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE Distances 63 km (39 miles) ENE (73°) from Calama, Chile 257 km (159 miles) NE (55°) from Antofagasta, Chile 296 km (184 miles) SE (142°) from Iquique, Chile 1133 km (704 miles) WNW (284°) from ASUNCION, Paraguay Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.8 km (9.8 miles); depth +/- 8.7 km (5.4 miles) Parameters NST=325, Nph=336, Dmin=66.8 km, Rmss=0.7 sec, Gp=


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KEYWORDS: chile; chili; earthquake
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1 posted on 03/04/2010 3:01:47 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

poor folks....can’t imagine....


2 posted on 03/04/2010 3:03:06 PM PST by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: AdmSmith
Boy!

Best to live in a tent for a while.

3 posted on 03/04/2010 3:04:07 PM PST by blam
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To: AdmSmith

That is a pretty good size shaker and might do in buildings that are barely standing. I would imagine all those types of building are empty of people.


4 posted on 03/04/2010 3:04:37 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: AdmSmith
6.4 on already unstable buildings must make it seem to be happening all over again...
5 posted on 03/04/2010 3:05:19 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: Parley Baer

Different area. Northern Chile. Did a port visit near there in Iqueque.


6 posted on 03/04/2010 3:07:04 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: AdmSmith

And a 4.6 in Columbia, look out California, here they come!!!!


7 posted on 03/04/2010 3:08:07 PM PST by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: neodad

8 posted on 03/04/2010 3:09:43 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

Is it just me or are things heating up a bit?


9 posted on 03/04/2010 3:09:48 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Our politicians are stupid and our policies unsustainable)
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To: AdmSmith

Dang ... a 6.4 all by itself is nothing to sneeze at.

As an aftershock to an 8.8 ... it just ain’t Chile’s week.


10 posted on 03/04/2010 3:12:30 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Same old same old. There are quakes going on all the time.


11 posted on 03/04/2010 3:13:00 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: AdmSmith
i've posted this before, but, if you want to track earthquakes, download equake 3d. scroll down to d/l.

in the past year, i've never seen this level of seismic activity.

12 posted on 03/04/2010 3:17:35 PM PST by robomatik
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To: blam
I guess that the mines have problem now:

5. Operations at Antofagasta flagship Los Pelambres mine resumed on Sunday after the quake temporarily disrupted power supplies and the company said it did not expect further disruption at the site. Its mines in the north were not affected.

http://steelguru.com/news/index/MTM1Mjk0/Chilean_copper_mine_ports_recover.html

13 posted on 03/04/2010 3:17:54 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith; bd476

Another, bigger aftershock (?) of the Chile EQ, same magnitude as the one yesterday in Taiwan.

bd, these “aftershocks” are as big as our Northridge main event...wow.


14 posted on 03/04/2010 3:18:12 PM PST by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: AdmSmith

Is there a faultline (like the San Andreas running through California) running through western South America??

Prayers going up for all being affected by these quakes!!!


15 posted on 03/04/2010 3:18:16 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: neodad

Different area, might be a new quake, not aftershock.


16 posted on 03/04/2010 3:18:58 PM PST by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: robomatik

Is there a way to zoom in with this earthquake program? We love it, but haven’t figured it out yet.


17 posted on 03/04/2010 3:19:14 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: pillut48

18 posted on 03/04/2010 3:20:00 PM PST by x
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To: AdmSmith

Sunday? You have me confused now.


19 posted on 03/04/2010 3:20:12 PM PST by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: robomatik

And this doesn’t seem to be one of those situations where plate tension release is good.


20 posted on 03/04/2010 3:20:27 PM PST by txhurl
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To: La Enchiladita

That was a ref to the earlier earthquake.


21 posted on 03/04/2010 3:21:29 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: pillut48
"Is there a way to zoom in with this earthquake program? We love it, but haven’t figured it out yet."

not that i know of. :(

22 posted on 03/04/2010 3:22:45 PM PST by robomatik
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To: DuncanWaring

Apparently it’s not an aftershock but a whole different earthquake in a completely different section of Chile. Which is even scarier!


23 posted on 03/04/2010 3:29:33 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: autumnraine

the whole pacific rim is going nuts! (donning tin-foil hat) ;^)


24 posted on 03/04/2010 3:31:29 PM PST by robomatik
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To: autumnraine

According to this article no damage to people nor property:

http://www.cooperativa.cl/onemi—sismo-de-6-3-richter-de-calama-no-se-relaciona-con-terremoto-del-sur/prontus_nots/2010-03-04/200925.html

I’m not so sure about that.


25 posted on 03/04/2010 3:32:24 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


26 posted on 03/04/2010 3:35:11 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith; bd476

So, I was trying to talk my husband in to retiring in Chile.....


27 posted on 03/04/2010 3:37:26 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan
When these earthquakes are done the tension in the grund is lower, so the probability for new earthquakes is lower for a number of years.
28 posted on 03/04/2010 3:41:05 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

Is the depth really 105.1 km?


29 posted on 03/04/2010 3:49:49 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: machogirl

According to USGS the depth was 105.1 km (65.3 miles)

read more about measurements: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/measure.php


30 posted on 03/04/2010 3:53:36 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: robomatik

GREAT web program. Thanks!


31 posted on 03/04/2010 3:53:43 PM PST by Integrityrocks
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To: Integrityrocks

no prob :)


32 posted on 03/04/2010 3:56:08 PM PST by robomatik
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To: AdmSmith

Would make a great fake curse word. “Antofagasta!”


33 posted on 03/04/2010 3:56:25 PM PST by P.O.E. (Giant Gila Monster)
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To: AdmSmith

*When these earthquakes are done* the tension in the grund is lower


You’d think an impending EQ’s energy would be visible as thermal at night from satellite.


34 posted on 03/04/2010 3:56:26 PM PST by txhurl
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To: P.O.E.

“Would make a great fake curse word. “Antofagasta!””

Hey! “Antofagasta” is my middle name!


35 posted on 03/04/2010 4:00:11 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: pillut48

If it is the 3D one listed above, I just used the scroll button on my mouse and it zoomed in.


36 posted on 03/04/2010 4:00:46 PM PST by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: txhurl

No, I do not think so. The energy source for an earthquake is tectonic strain accumulated by the relative motion of Earth’s tectonic plates which is driven by mantle heat flow in the presence of the earth’s gravitational field. This is not normally shown as temperature increase on the surface, except perhaps for a slight increase in temperature for a while.


37 posted on 03/04/2010 4:03:33 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith; JustPiper; SE Mom; Protect the Bill of Rights

YIKES!

MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s LAT
deg LON
deg DEPTH
km Region
MAP 6.3 2010/03/04 22:39:26 -22.330 -68.340 105.1 ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
MAP 5.1 2010/03/04 19:28:39 -34.278 -72.518 35.0 OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O’HIGGINS, CHILE
MAP 5.3 2010/03/04 17:37:50 -34.049 -71.997 35.0 OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O’HIGGINS, CHILE
MAP 6.4 2010/03/04 14:02:31 -13.616 167.135 200.2 VANUATU
MAP 5.1 2010/03/04 10:53:52 -35.522 -69.808 10.7 MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
MAP 5.0 2010/03/04 09:39:43 -1.448 145.458 59.7 ADMIRALTY ISLANDS REG., PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 5.0 2010/03/04 09:36:39 -12.041 166.282 97.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
MAP 5.1 2010/03/04 09:03:42 -37.495 -74.556 35.0 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
MAP 5.1 2010/03/04 08:16:18 22.959 120.572 35.0 TAIWAN
MAP 6.1 2010/03/04 01:59:51 -33.154 -72.064 34.4 OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
MAP 6.4 2010/03/04 00:18:52 22.903 120.823 23.1 TAIWAN


38 posted on 03/04/2010 4:03:55 PM PST by maggief
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To: reagan_fanatic
Is it just me or are things heating up a bit?

We do seem to have had a lot of earthquakes in a lot of different areas recently. Must be because of the melting glaciers.

:-)

39 posted on 03/04/2010 4:05:29 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: pillut48
Is there a faultline (like the San Andreas running through California) running through western South America??

Yes, the Democrats call it Bush's fault.

40 posted on 03/04/2010 4:10:28 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: maggief

Holy COW- WTH is going ON down there? Looks like Chile is about to break off and become an island.

I wonder if this is some kind of record.


41 posted on 03/04/2010 4:12:20 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: SE Mom
This last one occurred quite a distance up coast from the 8.8.


42 posted on 03/04/2010 4:18:59 PM PST by maggief
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To: SE Mom
Quakes from the 'ring of fire' in the Pacific in the last DAY:
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43 posted on 03/04/2010 4:21:28 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: P.O.E.

Isn’t that one of Harry Potter’s spells?!


44 posted on 03/04/2010 4:22:09 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: freebird5850

That works! Thanks!


45 posted on 03/04/2010 4:22:37 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Kind of like the “H” in Jesus H Christ?

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/27141


46 posted on 03/04/2010 4:23:39 PM PST by P.O.E. (Giant Gila Monster)
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To: AdmSmith

This is right next door to last weeks Magnitude 6.3 - SALTA, ARGENTINA. I suspect that this as well as the Argentinean quake are related to the 8.8 in Chile as well. Serious tectonic adjustments occuring


47 posted on 03/04/2010 4:24:54 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: All
Chile earthquakes past DAY (check out LA area in US as well!):
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48 posted on 03/04/2010 4:26:23 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: AdmSmith

Lovely. I’m headed to CA next week. I was in La Quinta for the Joshua Tree quake.


49 posted on 03/04/2010 4:28:06 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: exnavy
After watching the scenes from Chile last Saturday, I spent Sunday and Monday topping up my emergency supplies - changing water and batteries etc.

There is really no excuse for those of us who live in California not to be prepared - or as prepared as one can be.

50 posted on 03/04/2010 4:33:13 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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