Skip to comments.7.8 Earthquake in Northern Chile (another one)
Posted on 04/02/2014 8:31:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
M7.8 - 23km S of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 02:43:15 UTC
2014-04-03 02:43:15 UTC 2014-04-02 23:43:15 UTC-03:00 at epicenter 2014-04-02 19:43:15 UTC-07:00 system time Location
20.430°S 70.113°W depth=20.0km (12.4mi)
23km (14mi) S of Iquique, Chile 184km (114mi) N of Tocopilla, Chile 217km (135mi) S of Arica, Chile 256km (159mi) NNW of Calama, Chile 481km (299mi) SSW of La Paz, Bolivia
Just an aftershock...
Yipes—another biggee! At this time of night I hope the seaside Chilean towns have loud evacuation warning horns.
(Reuters) - Chile’s emergency office ordered a preventive evacuation of the coastline in the country’s north following an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 late on Wednesday.
The Andean nation’s navy declared a tsunami alert after the quake, which was initially reported as being of magnitude 7.4.
This “stuff” could make one short of breath at this rate!
That’s a really big aftershock.
That is no aftershock.
This one’s on land.
The USGS website sure is lame compared to what it used to be. Classic case of a fix that made a website much worse.
Al Gorical glowbull warming just starting to destroy gaia.
True, 12:30 AM Thursday
Seems to happen so many places but not here!
23km (14mi) S of Iquique, Chile
Depth 12 miles
IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful 7.8-magnitude aftershock has rocked Chile’s northern coast, which was hit by a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake Tuesday night.
The latest tremor came 45 minutes after a strong 6.4-magnitude aftershock shook the same area.
On land, not good....A quake that size would one’s world severely.
I just checked and I got 19 recent quakes from 4.2 to 5.8, just in the past day.
Ringing like a bell, she is.
I see it as more of a local boiling.
If anywhere even close to the epicenter, a 7.8 is monstrous. That’s nightmare level...
Go to the link, download the program (takes 2 seconds), then just run it. It's awesome. See EQ activity worldwide, instantly. Zoom in/out, spin the planet, change the timespan and eq intensity. See patterns of activity around the world.
Yes, let’s hope Jim keeps this just the way it is. Almost every other site is so overloaded with ads and other crap that they just aren’t nice to use.
The developers got hold of our city council and town in the past few years and are erecting monstrous buildings all over. Nothing seems to stay the same...I count on the stability of FR and it staying the same.
Imagine that in So Cal...
We’d have a new coastline.
Thanks for that... its cool!
Clearly, it’s frackingm, or the ozone layer, or Evil Republicans causing it!
A powerful earthquake struck off northern Chile late Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said triggering a tsunami warning and an evacuation of the coastal area.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, part of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, issued a tsunami warning for Chile and Peru.
Was that done by an Earthquake or is that an episode of Hoarders?
Maybe that was their test site for Obama Care.
I quit going there.
Global Climate Warming/Cooling Change.
Busy couple of days for them.
they are getting seriously whacked this week, they had 10 tonight alone
Last few minutes after the 7.8:
79km SW of Iquique, Chile
2014-04-02 20:40:32 UTC-07:0031.5 km
76km SW of Iquique, Chile
2014-04-02 20:11:14 UTC-07:0010.0 km
71km SW of Iquique, Chile
2014-04-02 19:56:06 UTC-07:0016.7 km
That’s what your house will like like if you are in a 8.0 quake. The pic is supposed to be from Chili. It was a little hard to tell from the website where I plucked it.
For some reason #34 is messing up the thread formatting.
Imagine the New Madrid detonating....
I was in a 7.5 in Mexico City many years ago. My date and I were standing in the middle of the street holding each other so we wouldn’t be knocked down. The telephone poles and wires were lashing back and forth, but there was no other sound. Eerie, but plenty of motion, like a fast moving NY subway ride. When I got home, I was told the living room chandelier had been swaying back and forth touching the ceiling on one side and then hitting it on the other. The guy living upstairs was tossed out of bed. If this was a 7.5, I can imagine what a 7.8 might be like.
Anyone interested in making even extremely small movements of the ground below visible, you may want to try the following, it is easy cheap and effective and even will register a truck passing by your house. Take a small glass of water place it on a surface such as a desk, table etc. mount a LED spot light above, a little side ways so it will cast a reflection on the ceiling. The more powerful the light ( an LED, for example a 50 w spot in one of inexpensive desk lamps) and the higher the ceiling, the longer the path of the light, the bigger the amplification. Or if you want to get really fancy you could chop up a piece of CD-DVD glue it on to a small piece of wood or cork and float it on the water with the light shining on it. t is an interesting experiment.
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumblin’ down
I feel my heart start to tremblin’
Whenever you’re around
It’s curious to consider why some quakes are virtually silent, yet other of similar magnitude are very loud. One account of one of the New Madrid shocks indicates “The roar I thught would leave us deaf if we lived.”
The local geology of course makes big quakes in the US mid-south VERY bad. The entire account from above is here:
Note the location: Louisville, about 200 miles away from the epicenter(s).
They just had another one...A 6.2.
Having even a 6.2, being near epicenter can make one think the world is coming to an end...Been there, My very first thought was we were being attacked...No joke.
Dear Lord...these poor folks just can NOT catch a break!
Thank you for this excellent link. I know I will study it in detail. Actually while 3 of the quakes were extremely strong, there were dozens of others during about a 6 month period that would have been noteworthy in most other cases. There was also a major quake in Venezuela in the spring of 2012 that killed perhaps 20,000 people. St. Vincent in the Caribbean also had a major volcanic eruption in 2012. Obviously the whole Caribbean Plate was influencing neighboring areas.
Here in the mid-Atlantic we had some EQ activity a year ago. Enough to do $millions of damage to the National Cathedral and Washington Monument in Washington, DC. The first major tremor there was strong shaking of the wall I was facing. Not long after I was sitting at my computer and thought I felt something. That was confirmed on news reports. Later I had a cup of water on my desk and the surface began to shimmer I then thought I felt a very slight movement while in my chair. That also was confirmed by news reports which said it was about a 2.1, the smallest.
Must be fracking causing it.
You’ve got that right.
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