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M7.7 Earthquake Strikes Southern Chile

Posted by feww on December 25, 2016

Powerful earthquake rocks Los Lagos region, Chile

Magnitude:  7.7Mw [emsc]
Region: ISLA CHILOE, LOS LAGOS, CHILE
Location: 43.36ºS, 73.80ºW
Depth: 47km
Date time: 2016-12-25 14:22:28.2 UTC
Distances:

  • 1,133 km S of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000
  • 221 km S of Puerto Montt, Chile / pop: 161,000
  • 31 km SW of Puerto Quellón, Chile / pop: 21,900

 

...PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE...

EVALUATION
----------

  * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.7 OCCURRED IN
    SOUTHERN CHILE AT 1422 UTC ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 25 2016.

  *  BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE 
     FORECAST FOR SOME COASTS.
TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST...UPDATED
---------------------------------

  * TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 1 TO 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE
    POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

      CHILE.
ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL
--------------------------

  * ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE
    FOR PLACES WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL
    ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
    LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
    WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

    LOCATION         REGION             COORDINATES    ETA(UTC)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    CORRAL           CHILE             39.8S  73.5W   1522 12/25
    GOLFO DE PENAS   CHILE             47.1S  74.9W   1531 12/25
    TALCAHUANO       CHILE             36.7S  73.1W   1548 12/25
    PUERTO MONTT     CHILE             41.5S  73.0W   1701 12/25
 

 

2 Responses to “M7.7 Earthquake Strikes Southern Chile”

  1. KRT said

    M4.1
    73km WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile
    2016-12-26 00:43:29 (UTC)
    22.0 km
    M4.2
    78km WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile
    2016-12-26 00:12:28 (UTC)
    11.5 km
    M5.2
    56km WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile
    2016-12-25 22:54:33 (UTC)
    5.7 km
    M4.1
    77km WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile
    2016-12-25 21:55:57 (UTC)
    10.9 km
    M7.6
    39km SSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile
    2016-12-25 14:22:27 (UTC)
    34.6 km

  2. Grace said

    CA-NV events >=M3.8

    M4.1 – 29km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada
    2016-12-28 12:18:13 UTC 38.405°N 118.921°W 8.4 km depth

    M5.5 – 26km SW of Hawthorne, Nevada
    2016-12-28 09:13:47 UTC 38.377°N 118.896°W 8.6 km depth

    M3.9 – 29km ENE of Bridgeport, California
    2016-12-28 08:57:20 UTC 38.359°N 118.920°W 8.6 km depth

    M3.8 – 28km ENE of Bridgeport, California
    2016-12-28 08:29:39 UTC 38.370°N 118.937°W 2.8 km depth

    M4.0 – 28km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada
    2016-12-28 08:26:06 UTC 38.389°N 118.905°W 9.3 km depth

    M5.7 – 28km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada
    2016-12-28 08:22:12 UTC 38.392°N 118.899°W 12.0 km depth

    M5.7 – 29km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada
    2016-12-28 08:18:00 UTC 38.375°N 118.904°W 8.2 km depth

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