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Chile: Large Earthquake May Be Imminent

Posted by feww on February 13, 2011

Large Earthquake May Strike Offshore Chile: FIRE-EARTH

FEWW Moderators believe a large earthquake measuring about 8.2Mw could strike offshore Chile close to the location of the ongoing seismic activity. [Probability ≈ 0.6]

An intense wave of activity which struck offshore Bio-Bio region, Chile on February 12 has so far produced at least a half dozen significant shocks including the following two events which occurred today, according to USGS/EHP.

  • Magnitude 6.0 on February 13 at 10:35:06 UTC
  • Magnitude 5.8 on February 13 at 08:51:33 UTC

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3 Responses to “Chile: Large Earthquake May Be Imminent”

  1. Biblical said

    [Religious fodder! Comment disallowed. Moderator ]

  2. feww said


    The quake forecast above could be as large as 9.0Mw.

  3. feww said

    Magnitude 6.6 – OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
    2011 February 14 03:40:10 UTC
    Magnitude: 6.6
    Date-Time: Monday, February 14, 2011 at 12:40:10 AM at epicenter
    Location: 35.433°S, 72.739°W
    Depth: 25.4 km (15.8 miles)
    +70 km (45 miles) NNW of Cauquenes, Maule, Chile
    +95 km (60 miles) W of Talca, Maule, Chile
    +140 km (90 miles) NNW of Chillan, Bio-Bio, Chile
    +290 km (180 miles) SW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 20.9 km (13.0 miles); depth +/- 0.4 km (0.2 miles)
    Parameters: NST=263, Nph=266, Dmin=620 km, Rmss=1.06 sec, Gp= 61°,
    M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=9
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: usb0001dqf

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