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Chile Struck by 7.3 and 7.2M Aftershocks

Posted by feww on March 12, 2010

7.3M and 7.2M Aftershocks Rattle Chile

Two powerful shocks measuring 7.3M and 7.2M  and a dozen other aftershocks strike LIBERTADOR O HIGGINS, CHILE

Both aftershock struck at a depth of about 20km, some 5 km apart, approximately 145 km (90 miles)  SW of SANTIAGO, Chile

The swarm also included two strong shocks measuring 6.2Mw and 6.0Mw respectively.

Details of Aftershock Measuring 7.3Mw

GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
Region: Near Coast of Central Chile
Time: 2010-03-11 14:39:46.4 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3
Epicenter: 71.78°W 34.17°S
Depth: 20 km
Status: manually revised


EQ Location Map. Click image to enlarge.
© Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum – GFZ

Distances  (USGS)

  • 110 km (70 miles) W of Rancagua, Chile
  • 130 km (80 miles) N of Talca, Chile
  • 140 km (85 miles) SSW of Valparaiso, Chile
  • 145 km (90 miles) SW of SANTIAGO, Chile

Details of Aftershock Measuring 7.2Mw

GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
Region: Near Coast of Central Chile
Time: 2010-03-11 14:55:28.5 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Epicenter: 71.90°W 34.25°S
Depth: 20 km
Status: manually revised


EQ Location Map. Click image to enlarge. [The two shocks occurred about 5km apart.]
© Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum – GFZ

Distances (USGS)

  • 100 km (65 miles) W of Rancagua, Chile
  • 130 km (80 miles) N of Talca, Chile
  • 140 km (85 miles) S of Valparaiso, Chile
  • 140 km (90 miles) SW of SANTIAGO, Chile

Tsunami Evaluation:

Tsunami Information Statements issued by NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center and PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS said:

A strong earthquake has occurred, but a tsunami IS NOT expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska coast. NO tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas.

Based on the earthquake magnitude and historic tsunami records, a damaging tsunami IS NOT expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska coasts. At coastal locations which have experienced strong ground shaking, local tsunamis are possible due to underwater landslides.

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