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7.8 Earthquake in Northern Chile (another one)
USGS ^ | April 2, 2014

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

Event Time

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)

Nearby Cities

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chile; earthquake; earthquakes
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1 posted on 04/02/2014 8:31:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just an aftershock...


2 posted on 04/02/2014 8:32:55 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yipes—another biggee! At this time of night I hope the seaside Chilean towns have loud evacuation warning horns.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 8:33:55 PM PDT by House Atreides
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(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.


4 posted on 04/02/2014 8:34:14 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

wow !!!


5 posted on 04/02/2014 8:34:17 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This “stuff” could make one short of breath at this rate!

Thank you.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 8:34:55 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: rottndog

That’s a really big aftershock.


7 posted on 04/02/2014 8:35:11 PM PDT by umgud
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To: rottndog
Just an aftershock...

That is no aftershock.

8 posted on 04/02/2014 8:36:34 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This one’s on land.


9 posted on 04/02/2014 8:36:40 PM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The USGS website sure is lame compared to what it used to be. Classic case of a fix that made a website much worse.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 8:38:00 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Al Gorical glowbull warming just starting to destroy gaia.


12 posted on 04/02/2014 8:38:30 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: House Atreides

True, 12:30 AM Thursday


13 posted on 04/02/2014 8:38:57 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Classic case of a fix that made a website much worse.

Seems to happen so many places but not here!

14 posted on 04/02/2014 8:39:58 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nearby Cities
23km (14mi) S of Iquique, Chile

Depth 12 miles

15 posted on 04/02/2014 8:41:17 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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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.


16 posted on 04/02/2014 8:41:23 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: null and void

On land, not good....A quake that size would one’s world severely.


17 posted on 04/02/2014 8:41:42 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: null and void

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.


18 posted on 04/02/2014 8:41:44 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: rottndog

19 posted on 04/02/2014 8:43:20 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: UCANSEE2

I see it as more of a local boiling.


20 posted on 04/02/2014 8:44:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If anywhere even close to the epicenter, a 7.8 is monstrous. That’s nightmare level...


21 posted on 04/02/2014 8:45:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Try this.

EARTHQUAKE 3D

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.

22 posted on 04/02/2014 8:45:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: steve86

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.


23 posted on 04/02/2014 8:47:05 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: UCANSEE2

Thanks!


24 posted on 04/02/2014 8:47:48 PM PDT by blu
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

25 posted on 04/02/2014 8:55:38 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: dragnet2

Imagine that in So Cal...

We’d have a new coastline.


26 posted on 04/02/2014 9:00:01 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: UCANSEE2

Thanks for that... its cool!


27 posted on 04/02/2014 9:01:25 PM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: rottndog

Clearly, it’s frackingm, or the ozone layer, or Evil Republicans causing it!


28 posted on 04/02/2014 9:04:54 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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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.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/chile-rocked-again-powerful-earthquake-n70456


29 posted on 04/02/2014 9:08:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Was that done by an Earthquake or is that an episode of Hoarders?


30 posted on 04/02/2014 9:10:55 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Maybe that was their test site for Obama Care.
I quit going there.


31 posted on 04/02/2014 9:11:37 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: 50sDad

Global Climate Warming/Cooling Change.


32 posted on 04/02/2014 9:11:55 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Busy couple of days for them.


33 posted on 04/02/2014 9:13:11 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

they are getting seriously whacked this week, they had 10 tonight alone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/#%7B%22feed%22%3A%221day_m25%22%2C%22search%22%3Anull%2C%22sort%22%3A%22newest%22%2C%22basemap%22%3A%22grayscale%22%2C%22autoUpdate%22%3Atrue%2C%22restrictListToMap%22%3Atrue%2C%22timeZone%22%3A%22local%22%2C%22mapposition%22%3A%5B%5B-65.6582745198266%2C-284.765625%5D%2C%5B66.51326044311188%2C-11.6015625%5D%5D%2C%22overlays%22%3A%7B%22plates%22%3Atrue%7D%2C%22viewModes%22%3A%7B%22list%22%3Atrue%2C%22map%22%3Atrue%2C%22settings%22%3Afalse%2C%22help%22%3Afalse%7D%7D


34 posted on 04/02/2014 9:13:18 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: gunsequalfreedom; All

Last few minutes after the 7.8:

4.9
79km SW of Iquique, Chile
2014-04-02 20:40:32 UTC-07:0031.5 km

5.8
76km SW of Iquique, Chile
2014-04-02 20:11:14 UTC-07:0010.0 km

5.6
71km SW of Iquique, Chile
2014-04-02 19:56:06 UTC-07:0016.7 km


35 posted on 04/02/2014 9:13:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Patriot Babe

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.


36 posted on 04/02/2014 9:17:31 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: RaceBannon; Admin Moderator

For some reason #34 is messing up the thread formatting.


37 posted on 04/02/2014 9:22:39 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: bigbob

Imagine the New Madrid detonating....

Or Yellowstone...


38 posted on 04/02/2014 9:28:37 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: gunsequalfreedom; All

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.


39 posted on 04/02/2014 9:42:51 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: UCANSEE2

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.


40 posted on 04/02/2014 9:47:23 PM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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


41 posted on 04/02/2014 9:59:49 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: gleeaikin; All

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:

http://hsv.com/genlintr/newmadrd/accnt3.htm

Note the location: Louisville, about 200 miles away from the epicenter(s).


42 posted on 04/02/2014 10:39:15 PM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They just had another one...A 6.2.


43 posted on 04/02/2014 10:49:37 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Dog

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.


44 posted on 04/02/2014 10:54:32 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dear Lord...these poor folks just can NOT catch a break!


45 posted on 04/02/2014 10:54:58 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Paul R.; SunkenCiv; All

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.


47 posted on 04/03/2014 12:35:44 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: saintgermaine; All

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.


48 posted on 04/03/2014 12:43:37 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Must be fracking causing it.


49 posted on 04/03/2014 1:53:10 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

You’ve got that right.


50 posted on 04/03/2014 5:40:51 AM PDT by onedoug
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