Skip to comments.Magnitude 6.4 - ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
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=
poor folks....can’t imagine....
Best to live in a tent for a while.
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.
Different area. Northern Chile. Did a port visit near there in Iqueque.
And a 4.6 in Columbia, look out California, here they come!!!!
Is it just me or are things heating up a bit?
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.
Same old same old. There are quakes going on all the time.
in the past year, i've never seen this level of seismic activity.
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.
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.
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!!!
Different area, might be a new quake, not aftershock.
Is there a way to zoom in with this earthquake program? We love it, but haven’t figured it out yet.
Sunday? You have me confused now.
And this doesn’t seem to be one of those situations where plate tension release is good.
That was a ref to the earlier earthquake.
not that i know of. :(
Apparently it’s not an aftershock but a whole different earthquake in a completely different section of Chile. Which is even scarier!
the whole pacific rim is going nuts! (donning tin-foil hat) ;^)
According to this article no damage to people nor property:
I’m not so sure about that.
So, I was trying to talk my husband in to retiring in Chile.....
Is the depth really 105.1 km?
According to USGS the depth was 105.1 km (65.3 miles)
read more about measurements: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/measure.php
GREAT web program. Thanks!
no prob :)
Would make a great fake curse word. “Antofagasta!”
*When these earthquakes are done* the tension in the grund is lower
“Would make a great fake curse word. Antofagasta!”
Hey! Antofagasta” is my middle name!
If it is the 3D one listed above, I just used the scroll button on my mouse and it zoomed in.
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.
MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s LAT
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
We do seem to have had a lot of earthquakes in a lot of different areas recently. Must be because of the melting glaciers.
Yes, the Democrats call it Bush's fault.
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.
Isn’t that one of Harry Potter’s spells?!
That works! Thanks!
Kind of like the “H” in Jesus H Christ?
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
Lovely. I’m headed to CA next week. I was in La Quinta for the Joshua Tree quake.
There is really no excuse for those of us who live in California not to be prepared - or as prepared as one can be.