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Strong Earthquake Strikes N. Chile

Posted by feww on October 10, 2017


M6.3 quake occurs 36km SSW of Putre, Chile

Magnitude: 6.3 mww (± 0.1)
Location: 18.521°S,  69.641°W  (± 5.9 km)
Depth: 82.4 km (± 5.2)
Origin Time: 2017-10-10 06:32:20.800 UTC
Number of Phases: 97
Minimum Distance: 24.9 km (0.22°)
Travel Time Residual: 1.47 s
Azimuthal Gap: 27°
Source: USGS


Significant Earthquake Strikes N. California

Magnitude: 4.1 mw
Location: 37.310°N, 121.679°W (± 0.1 km), 14km ESE of Alum Rock, California
Depth: 7.9 km  (± 0.3)
Origin Time: 2017-10-10 00:53:18.220 UTC
Number of Stations: 80
Felt Reports: 5,144 [1:46 PDT on October 10, 2017]
Number of Phases: 78
Minimum Distance: 4.8 km (0.04°)
Travel Time Residual: 0.06 s
Azimuthal Gap: 33°
Source: USGS


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Strong Quake Hits Tarapaca, N. Chile

Posted by feww on March 23, 2015


Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes northern Chile

Centered at 18.40°S, 69.11°W, the quake struck at a depth of about 99 km, according to the GEOFON detection system.

Earthquake Details
Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Date and time: 2015-03-23 at 04:51:35.8UTC
Location: 18.40°S, 69.11°W
Depth: 118 km
Source parameters provided by: GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) Potsdam, Germany (GFZ)

EMSC earthquake monitoring center (EU)
Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Region: TARAPACA, Northern CHILE
Date & time: 2015-03-23 at 04:51:38.2 UTC
Location: 18.46 S ; 69.17 W
Depth 132: km

  • 242 km SW of La Paz, Bolivia (pop: 812,799)
  • 120 km E of Arica, Chile (pop: 185,999)Source parameters reviewed by a seismologist



Significant Quake Strikes Caspian Sea

Magnitude: 5.4
Region: Turkmenbasy, Turkmenistan
Depth: 42km
Coordinates: 40.03N, 51.89E
Date: 22 March 2015
Time: 22:45:25 UTC
Distances: ~ 190km E of Baku, Azerbaijan


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Strong Earthquake Strikes Southern Peru

Posted by feww on May 6, 2010

Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Strikes Southern Peru Region

Strong earthquake measuring 6.8Mw struck southern Peru about 25km west of the town of Tacna, Peru.

The earthquake’s epicenter was located near 70.68°W 18.13°S, and at a depth of about 10 to 36km. The shock occurred on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 2:42:48 UTC.

In March, Fire-Earth’s EarthModel simulations indicated strong probability of large earthquake occurring in Peru. The forecast is valid throughout 2010 and 2011.

As of posting, Chile’s state national emergency office had not received  any report of damage or injuries in Chilean territory, and there was no tsunami alert.

Fire-Earth Moderators believes there may have been some casualties in Peru judging by the magnitude of the quake and vulnerability of buildings in rural areas of Peru.

10-degree Map Centered at 20°S,70°W

Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Map enhanced by Fire-Earth.

Earthquake Details

GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin

Region: [Southern Peru] Near Coast of Northern Chile
Time: 2010-05-06 02:42:47.8 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 36 km
Status: manually revised

Distances (USGS/EHP)

  • 25 km (15 miles) W of Tacna, Peru
  • 55 km (35 miles) NNW of Arica, Tarapaca, Chile
  • 100 km (60 miles) SSE of Moquegua, Peru
  • 960 km (600 miles) SE of LIMA, Peru

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Powerful Quake Strikes Chile

Posted by feww on November 13, 2009

For the latest quake which occurred on February 27, 2010 click on the link below:

Chile 8.8 Megaquake Strikes Offshore Maule

Powerful Earthquake Measuring up to 6.7 Mw Strikes Offshore Chile

A powerful earthquakes measuring up to 6.7 Mw struck offshore Tarapaca, Chile about 95 km (60 miles) south of Arica, Chile at an estimated depth of 10 km on Friday, November 13, 2009 at 03:05:55 UTC.

This event occurred about 29 km north-northeast of another strong quake measuring at least 6.0 Mw that struck the area on April 17, 2009.

As of posting there were no report of damage in the area.

10-degree Map Centered at 20°S,70°W
Earthquake location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW

Tsunami Threat

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (NOAA, NWS) evaluated the event as follows:

No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data.

However, earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action.

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude: 6.5 [Maximum quake magnitude estimated by FEWW at 6.7 Mw] ]
  • Date-Time:
    • Friday, November 13, 2009 at 03:05:55 UTC
    • Friday, November 13, 2009 at 12:05:55 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 19.348°S, 70.246°W
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 95 km (60 miles) S of Arica, Chile
    • 95 km (60 miles) N of Iquique, Chile
    • 150 km (95 miles) S of Tacna, Peru
    • 1,560 km (970 miles) N of SANTIAGO, Chile
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 6 km (3.7 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2009nyad

More on this quake as additional information become available.

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