Category: Earthquakes


Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

 

Pictured: Thailand earthquake splits road in two causing devastating damage to ground

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May 05 2014 01:44 PM Earthquake Thailand Province of Chiang Rai, Sai Khao [Phan District] Damage level Details

 

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Earthquake in Thailand on Monday, 05 May, 2014 at 13:44 (01:44 PM) UTC.

Description
A strong, shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake rattled northern Thailand on Monday afternoon, geologists said, shaking tall buildings in Bangkok hundreds of miles to the south. The quake, at a shallow depth of 7.4 kilometers (4.5 miles), struck just after 6 pm local time (1100 GMT), around 27 kilometers (17 miles) from the mountainous northern city of Chiang Rai, the US Geological Survey said in a statement. There were no immediate reports of damage. The area is a remote mountain retreat popular with foreign tourists near to the border with Myanmar and Laos. The quake was felt as far south as Bangkok, 800 kilometers (500 miles) to the south, where tall buildings shook for several seconds. It was also felt in the Myanmar capital of Yangon, an AFP reporter there said. Major earthquakes are rare in Thailand, although tremors frequently strike the northern portion of the country.

 

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One dead, 23 injured in Thai quake: official

BANGKOK – An elderly woman died and 23 other people were injured after a strong earthquake shook northern Thailand, an official said on Tuesday, as aftershocks continued to rattle the mountainous region popular with tourists.

The 83-year-old woman died when a wall in her house collapsed after the 6.0-magnitude struck quake on Monday afternoon, according to an official at the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department in Bangkok.

“Twenty-three people were also injured in separate incidents caused by the quake,” the official told AFP, without giving further details.

The quake, which struck at a shallow depth of just 7.4 kilometres, had its epicentre in the remote Phan district of Chiang Rai province, geologists said, and was felt hundreds of miles to the south in Bangkok and even in Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon.

“Since last evening (Monday) there were six large aftershocks with a magnitude between 5.0 to 5.9 and the last was this morning,” Burin Wechbunthung, of the Meteorological Department said, adding there were a dozen smaller tremors.

 

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WPEC-TV CBS12 News :: News - Top Stories - Thailand earthquake kills 1, injures several othersTuesday, May 6 2014, 04:54 AM EDT

Thailand earthquake kills 1, injures several others

Posted By: Michele Wright, CBS 12 News Anchor

BANGKOK (AP) — Officials said Tuesday that one person was killed and several dozen were hurt in an earthquake that struck northern Thailand and Myanmar a day earlier, smashing windows, cracking walls and roads and damaging Buddhist temples.

The airport in Chiang Rai, a northern Thai city near the epicenter of the shallow magnitude 6.3 temblor, evacuated people from its terminal, where display signs and pieces of the ceiling fell. There was no damage to the runway or flight disruptions, airport General Manager Damrong Klongakara said.

A well-known temple near the city, the all-white Wat Rongkhun, was closed due to safety concerns after the earthquake.

“The spire of the main building came off and the tiles on the roof fell off,” Chalermchai Kositpiphat, the artist who designed the temple, told Nation TV. “I still don’t know how we can sleep tonight. … It was shaking the whole time and then aftershocks followed four to five times.”

 

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  • Pictured: Thailand earthquake splits road in two causing devastating damage to ground
  • May 06, 2014 13:57
  • By John Sutton

No serious injuries have been reported so far after the magnitude-6.0 quake struck 6 miles south of Mae Lao shaking shops and causing cracks in buildings

These startling pictures show a road being torn apart by an earthquake in Thailand.

Luckily nobody was injured in the magnitude-6.0 quake, which struck 6 miles south of Mae Lao and 17 miles southwest of the town of Chiang Rai on Monday.

Tall buildings swayed in the Thai capital of Bangkok, 500 miles to the south. The quake also was felt in Yangon, the capital of neighboring Myanmar.

A Chiang Rai police officer said: “There has been minor damage to buildings in Chiang Rai itself, some shops have goods scattered about and we’re seeing cracks in buildings.

 

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Fracking-linked earthquakes likely to worsen – seismologists

Published time: May 02, 2014 03:40

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Ongoing hydraulic fracking operations will only exacerbate seismic activity, leading to heightened earthquakes in areas where wastewater is injected deep underground, according to new research.

To unleash natural gas, hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – requires large volumes of water, sand, and chemicals to be pumped underground. Scientists attending the Seismological Society of America (SSA) annual meeting said Thursday that this storage of wastewater in wells deep below the earth’s surface, in addition to fracking’s other processes, is changing the stress on existing faults, which could mean more frequent and larger quakes in the future.

Researchers previously believed quakes that resulted from fracking could not exceed a magnitude of 5.0, though stronger seismic events were recorded in 2011 around two heavily drilled areas in Colorado and Oklahoma.

“This demonstrates there is a significant hazard,” said Justin Rubinstein, a research geophysicist at the US Geological Survey (USGS), according to TIME magazine. “We need to address ongoing seismicity.”

Not all of the more than 30,000 fracking disposal wells are linked to quakes, but an accumulating body of evidence associates an uptick in seismic activity to fracking developments amid the current domestic energy boom.

The amount of toxic wastewater injected into the ground seems to provide some clarity as to what causes the earthquakes. A single fracking operation uses two to five million gallons of water, according to reports, but much more wastewater ends up in a disposal well.

 

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Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

 

Papua New Guinea  -  104 EQs in the last 30 days  4.21.2014 photo PapuaNewGuinea-106EQsinthelast30days4212014_zpsfc20c73d.png

104 earthquakes in map area

  1. 5.4 97km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-21 16:59:05 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  2. 4.8 75km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-21 14:58:18 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  3. 4.8 49km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-21 14:46:51 UTC-05:00 52.9 km

  4. 5.3 108km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-21 09:57:56 UTC-05:00 46.7 km

  5. 5.1 118km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-21 06:25:27 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  6. 5.2 123km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-21 04:04:24 UTC-05:00 46.8 km

  7. 4.5 103km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-21 01:32:42 UTC-05:00 56.8 km

  8. 4.7 55km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-20 22:37:58 UTC-05:00 36.0 km

  9. 4.5 92km S of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-20 18:00:21 UTC-05:00 35.2 km

  10. 4.6 119km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-20 10:58:08 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  11. 5.1 108km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-20 08:28:42 UTC-05:00 57.1 km

  12. 4.6 91km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-20 07:14:37 UTC-05:00 33.6 km

  13. 4.9 63km WNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-20 03:56:40 UTC-05:00 62.4 km

  14. 5.0 88km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-20 03:24:29 UTC-05:00 34.9 km

  15. 4.6 106km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-20 03:10:20 UTC-05:00 79.7 km

  16. 5.1 126km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 23:23:13 UTC-05:00 35.1 km

  17. 5.7 117km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 23:17:34 UTC-05:00 28.2 km

  18. 4.6 113km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 21:26:48 UTC-05:00 25.1 km

  19. 4.8 66km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 20:02:14 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  20. 6.1 96km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 19:15:58 UTC-05:00 18.1 km

  21. 5.2 81km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 19:10:44 UTC-05:00 17.3 km

  22. 5.1 88km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 18:06:16 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  23. 4.7 95km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 17:33:26 UTC-05:00 35.8 km

  24. 4.8 92km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 16:31:38 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  25. 4.8 100km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 15:00:13 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  26. 4.9 127km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 14:16:18 UTC-05:00 9.4 km

  27. 5.1 134km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 13:11:25 UTC-05:00 73.3 km

  28. 5.3 109km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 12:55:19 UTC-05:00 26.5 km

  29. 5.3 105km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 12:45:11 UTC-05:00 39.8 km

  30. 5.1 65km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 12:19:50 UTC-05:00 87.5 km

  31. 5.2 125km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 11:56:14 UTC-05:00 47.4 km

  32. 5.2 129km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 11:49:44 UTC-05:00 80.3 km

  33. 4.9 126km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 11:41:47 UTC-05:00 77.6 km

  34. 4.8 149km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 10:52:57 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  35. 4.8 119km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 09:56:39 UTC-05:00 106.6 km

  36. 4.7 150km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 09:32:15 UTC-05:00 106.4 km

  37. 4.8 112km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 09:24:38 UTC-05:00 47.8 km

  38. 5.6 120km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 08:47:51 UTC-05:00 72.2 km

  39. 7.5 75km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 08:27:59 UTC-05:00 30.9 km

  40. 5.2 64km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-19 08:21:20 UTC-05:00 62.4 km

  41. 6.6 59km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-18 20:04:03 UTC-05:00 24.4 km

  42. 4.8 43km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-18 12:53:39 UTC-05:00 38.5 km

  43. 4.5 108km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-17 16:09:08 UTC-05:00 104.6 km

  44. 4.5 31km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-17 13:06:44 UTC-05:00 142.0 km

  45. 4.8 97km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-16 17:43:27 UTC-05:00 80.1 km

  46. 5.4 76km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-16 15:00:06 UTC-05:00 38.9 km

  47. 4.8 76km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-16 11:07:52 UTC-05:00 54.8 km

  48. 5.3 155km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-15 14:16:16 UTC-05:00 47.2 km

  49. 4.5 127km NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-15 06:22:34 UTC-05:00 191.8 km

  50. 4.7 58km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-14 14:45:55 UTC-05:00 55.0 km

  51. 4.6 103km WNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-13 21:42:01 UTC-05:00 119.0 km

  52. 4.7 93km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-13 16:49:04 UTC-05:00 39.8 km

  53. 5.3 78km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-13 08:19:19 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  54. 4.7 42km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-13 04:12:07 UTC-05:00 86.4 km

  55. 4.6 73km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-13 01:13:20 UTC-05:00 68.1 km

  56. 5.3 108km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-12 10:59:27 UTC-05:00 6.7 km

  57. 5.0 113km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-12 10:46:28 UTC-05:00 22.6 km

  58. 4.6 111km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-12 06:42:34 UTC-05:00 43.4 km

  59. 4.9 114km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-12 05:55:46 UTC-05:00 47.2 km

  60. 4.6 117km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-12 03:54:11 UTC-05:00 57.8 km

  61. 4.7 77km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-12 01:22:21 UTC-05:00 89.9 km

  62. 5.3 96km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-12 01:15:36 UTC-05:00 41.0 km

  63. 5.1 78km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-12 00:29:37 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  64. 6.1 92km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-12 00:24:25 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  65. 4.5 150km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-12 00:03:31 UTC-05:00 58.9 km

  66. 5.1 74km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 23:00:56 UTC-05:00 50.2 km

  67. 4.7 86km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 17:02:34 UTC-05:00 71.8 km

  68. 4.8 93km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 14:06:11 UTC-05:00 11.1 km

  69. 4.9 88km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 13:56:14 UTC-05:00 12.8 km

  70. 4.8 80km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 13:52:25 UTC-05:00 15.8 km

  71. 4.7 23km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 13:20:58 UTC-05:00 91.6 km

  72. 4.7 85km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 11:43:04 UTC-05:00 63.1 km

  73. 4.9 89km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 11:35:32 UTC-05:00 81.8 km

  74. 4.9 119km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 10:52:44 UTC-05:00 47.2 km

  75. 5.6 78km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 09:33:43 UTC-05:00 21.3 km

  76. 5.5 87km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 07:55:22 UTC-05:00 44.8 km

  77. 4.6 55km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 07:34:04 UTC-05:00 50.6 km

  78. 4.7 57km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 05:47:21 UTC-05:00 79.7 km

  79. 5.1 72km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 05:30:31 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  80. 4.7 92km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 04:35:57 UTC-05:00 65.7 km

  81. 4.8 63km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 03:39:04 UTC-05:00 44.3 km

  82. 5.2 83km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 03:31:48 UTC-05:00 52.6 km

  83. 5.1 75km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 03:23:46 UTC-05:00 45.9 km

  84. 6.5 78km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 03:16:48 UTC-05:00 39.4 km

  85. 7.1 57km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-11 02:07:21 UTC-05:00 50.0 km

  86. 4.9 138km S of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-10 13:19:14 UTC-05:00 73.3 km

  87. 5.1 259km ESE of Kulumadau, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-09 03:32:38 UTC-05:00 24.0 km

  88. 4.8 210km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-08 17:22:41 UTC-05:00 17.4 km

  89. 4.6 136km N of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-08 09:41:40 UTC-05:00 462.2 km

  90. 4.5 106km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-08 06:18:07 UTC-05:00 41.5 km

  91. 4.8 87km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-07 09:30:01 UTC-05:00 82.6 km

  92. 5.2 84km SSW of Aitape, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-04 22:34:37 UTC-05:00 62.6 km

  93. 4.7 109km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-02 10:00:03 UTC-05:00 50.4 km

  94. 5.6 100km NW of Kokoda, Papua New Guinea 2014-03-31 08:40:59 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  95. 4.5 101km WNW of Kokoda, Papua New Guinea 2014-03-31 08:19:27 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  96. 4.8 70km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-03-28 23:26:52 UTC-05:00 113.5 km

  97. 5.0 124km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2014-03-28 11:14:58 UTC-05:00 19.7 km

  98. 4.9 118km WNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 2014-03-28 02:07:46 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  99. 4.9 137km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2014-03-27 10:32:28 UTC-05:00 15.8 km

  100. 4.8 121km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2014-03-27 06:52:37 UTC-05:00 133.1 km

  101. 5.1 67km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-03-25 14:56:14 UTC-05:00 179.8 km

  102. 4.6 41km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea 2014-03-25 03:51:48 UTC-05:00 77.5 km

  103. 4.8 19km W of Aitape, Papua New Guinea 2014-03-24 06:19:00 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  104. 4.9 84km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2014-03-23 10:59:59 UTC-05:00 58.3 km

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M 6.1 – 96km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

 

Earthquake location 7.167°S, 155.312°E

Event Time

  1. 2014-04-20 00:15:58 UTC
  2. 2014-04-20 10:15:58 UTC+10:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-19 19:15:58 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

7.167°S 155.312°E depth=18.1km (11.2mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 96km (60mi) SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  2. 108km (67mi) SSW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  3. 459km (285mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  4. 569km (354mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  5. 599km (372mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

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M 7.5 – 75km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

 

Earthquake location 6.720°S, 154.931°E

Event Time

  1. 2014-04-19 13:27:59 UTC
  2. 2014-04-19 23:27:59 UTC+10:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-19 08:27:59 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

6.720°S 154.931°E depth=30.9km (19.2mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 75km (47mi) SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  2. 87km (54mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  3. 394km (245mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  4. 545km (339mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  5. 629km (391mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands

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M 6.6 – 59km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location 6.679°S, 155.085°E

Event Time

  1. 2014-04-19 01:04:03 UTC
  2. 2014-04-19 11:04:03 UTC+10:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-18 20:04:03 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

6.679°S 155.085°E depth=24.4km (15.2mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 59km (37mi) SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  2. 71km (44mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  3. 404km (251mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  4. 561km (349mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  5. 616km (383mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands

 

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M 6.1 – 92km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location 7.116°S, 155.236°E

Event Time

  1. 2014-04-12 05:24:25 UTC
  2. 2014-04-12 15:24:25 UTC+10:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-12 00:24:25 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

7.116°S 155.236°E depth=35.0km (21.7mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 92km (57mi) SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  2. 105km (65mi) SSW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  3. 449km (279mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  4. 579km (360mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  5. 589km (366mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

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M 6.5 – 78km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location 6.855°S, 155.017°E

Event Time

  1. 2014-04-11 08:16:48 UTC
  2. 2014-04-11 18:16:48 UTC+10:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-11 03:16:48 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

6.855°S 155.017°E depth=39.4km (24.5mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 78km (48mi) SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  2. 91km (57mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  3. 411km (255mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  4. 558km (347mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  5. 613km (381mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands

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M 7.1 – 57km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location 6.625°S, 155.064°E

Event Time

  1. 2014-04-11 07:07:21 UTC
  2. 2014-04-11 18:07:21 UTC+11:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-11 02:07:21 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

6.625°S 155.064°E depth=50.0km (31.1mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 57km (35mi) SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  2. 69km (43mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  3. 399km (248mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  4. 557km (346mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  5. 621km (386mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands

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Tectonic Summary

The M 7.5 April 19, 2014 earthquake southwest of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, occurred as the result of thrust faulting on or near the subduction zone interface between the subducting Australia plate and overriding Pacific plate. At the location of the earthquake, the Australia plate moves towards the east-northeast at a velocity of 102 mm/yr with respect to the Pacific, and begins its subduction into the mantle beneath Bougainville Island at the New Britain Trench south of the earthquake. The moment tensor and depth of the event are consistent with thrust-type motion on the interface between these two plates. Note that at the location of the earthquake, some researchers divide the edge of the Australia plate into several microplates that take up the overall convergence between Australia and the Pacific. Here the Solomon Sea plate moves slightly faster and more northeasterly with respect to the Pacific plate than does Australia due to sea-floor spreading in the Woodlark Basin several hundred kilometers to the south of the April 19 earthquake.

This event is the latest in an ongoing sequence of seismicity in the same region over the past week, which began with M 7.1 and 6.5 earthquakes on April 11, just to the northeast and southeast of the April 19 earthquake, respectively. Over the intervening eight days, 45 earthquakes of M 4.5 or greater have occurred nearby, including a M 6.6 event about 12 hours before the April 19 earthquake.

In the Papua New Guinea region, the boundary between Australia and Pacific plates is very active seismically; 35 M 7+ events have occurred within 250 km of the April 19, 2014 earthquake over the past century. None are known to have caused any shaking-related fatalities. The largest was an M 8.0 175 km to the northwest of the April 19, 2014 earthquake, one of two M8+ earthquakes 140 km apart in July 1971. The M 8.1 Solomon Islands earthquake in April 2007, which caused a devastating tsunami, was 300 km southeast of the April 19, 2014 event.

 

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Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

Solomon Islands - 71 EQs in the last 30 days  4.21.2014 photo SolomonIslands-71EQsinthelast30days4212014_zps6f2d3aac.png

71 earthquakes in map area

  1. 5.0 71km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-20 02:45:45 UTC-05:00 18.6 km

  2. 4.7 154km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-18 10:24:14 UTC-05:00 51.0 km

  3. 4.6 135km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands 2014-04-18 08:02:51 UTC-05:00 42.4 km

  4. 5.1 129km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands 2014-04-18 02:30:17 UTC-05:00 36.6 km

  5. 6.0 122km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands 2014-04-17 23:13:12 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  6. 5.0 135km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-17 02:28:43 UTC-05:00 34.6 km

  7. 4.9 82km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-16 06:43:49 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  8. 4.7 78km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-16 05:24:45 UTC-05:00 37.4 km

  9. 4.6 126km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-16 05:00:15 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  10. 4.6 149km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-15 16:08:21 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  11. 4.8 77km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-15 10:43:05 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  12. 4.7 152km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 19:30:02 UTC-05:00 22.1 km

  13. 4.8 82km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 19:24:32 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  14. 4.9 139km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 19:12:06 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  15. 5.3 142km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 19:07:53 UTC-05:00 27.3 km

  16. 5.1 133km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 18:56:30 UTC-05:00 32.4 km

  17. 4.7 155km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 18:51:59 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  18. 4.7 155km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 18:47:26 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  19. 4.8 77km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 16:55:53 UTC-05:00 35.1 km

  20. 4.7 121km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 15:44:19 UTC-05:00 33.6 km

  21. 4.9 72km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 11:51:27 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  22. 4.7 79km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 08:08:40 UTC-05:00 37.9 km

  23. 5.0 57km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 05:47:19 UTC-05:00 34.0 km

  24. 4.8 77km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 03:09:58 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  25. 5.2 93km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 02:40:46 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  26. 4.6 118km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 02:31:06 UTC-05:00 27.6 km

  27. 4.8 80km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 02:16:34 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  28. 5.9 91km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-14 01:29:50 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  29. 5.0 142km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 23:57:35 UTC-05:00 36.6 km

  30. 4.9 130km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 22:30:17 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  31. 5.3 120km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 19:09:11 UTC-05:00 39.8 km

  32. 4.8 104km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 16:13:33 UTC-05:00 14.9 km

  33. 4.6 74km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 14:41:35 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  34. 4.8 130km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 13:11:30 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  35. 4.8 112km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 10:24:01 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  36. 4.7 142km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 09:30:58 UTC-05:00 37.5 km

  37. 4.9 131km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 09:26:38 UTC-05:00 22.6 km

  38. 5.0 86km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 08:42:46 UTC-05:00 33.7 km

  39. 6.6 75km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 08:25:03 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  40. 5.6 84km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 08:12:21 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  41. 5.7 119km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 07:46:43 UTC-05:00 31.4 km

  42. 7.4 111km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 07:36:18 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  43. 4.7 124km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 07:24:35 UTC-05:00 20.0 km

  44. 4.9 65km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 06:12:48 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  45. 4.8 102km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 05:54:28 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  46. 4.7 82km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 05:26:24 UTC-05:00 34.9 km

  47. 5.1 95km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 05:09:49 UTC-05:00 8.1 km

  48. 5.0 87km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 05:05:39 UTC-05:00 21.1 km

  49. 5.2 69km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 04:29:20 UTC-05:00 11.7 km

  50. 4.9 122km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 03:55:12 UTC-05:00 19.1 km

  51. 4.8 146km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 02:02:20 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  52. 4.6 126km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 01:19:25 UTC-05:00 20.0 km

  53. 4.9 124km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 00:59:24 UTC-05:00 14.4 km

  54. 4.7 89km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 00:36:01 UTC-05:00 20.0 km

  55. 4.6 87km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 00:25:24 UTC-05:00 19.1 km

  56. 4.8 82km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 23:36:26 UTC-05:00 23.8 km

  57. 4.6 95km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 23:31:10 UTC-05:00 24.0 km

  58. 4.8 131km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 22:41:01 UTC-05:00 18.1 km

  59. 4.9 124km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 22:17:56 UTC-05:00 24.1 km

  60. 5.1 127km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 18:52:14 UTC-05:00 7.0 km

  61. 4.9 129km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 17:40:33 UTC-05:00 34.9 km

  62. 4.6 142km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 17:18:51 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  63. 5.1 85km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 16:39:05 UTC-05:00 43.1 km

  64. 4.6 124km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 16:34:39 UTC-05:00 38.1 km

  65. 5.0 149km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 16:17:05 UTC-05:00 35.0 km

  66. 4.7 72km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 16:11:02 UTC-05:00 35.3 km

  67. 4.9 123km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 15:49:56 UTC-05:00 40.3 km

  68. 5.9 96km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 15:24:46 UTC-05:00 26.8 km

  69. 7.6 100km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-12 15:14:39 UTC-05:00 29.3 km

  70. 6.0 28km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-04 06:40:32 UTC-05:00 63.8 km

  71. 5.1 196km W of Lata, Solomon Islands 2014-04-01 21:51:29 UTC-05:00 26.2 km

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M 6.0 – 122km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands

 

Earthquake location 11.155°S, 164.806°E

Event Time

  1. 2014-04-18 04:13:12 UTC
  2. 2014-04-18 15:13:12 UTC+11:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-17 23:13:12 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

11.155°S 164.806°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 122km (76mi) WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands
  2. 547km (340mi) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  3. 565km (351mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  4. 820km (510mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
  5. 1111km (690mi) NNW of We, New Caledonia

 

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M 6.6 – 75km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location 11.130°S, 162.037°E

 

Event Time

  1. 2014-04-13 13:25:03 UTC
  2. 2014-04-14 00:25:03 UTC+11:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-13 08:25:03 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

11.130°S 162.037°E depth=35.0km (21.7mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 75km (47mi) S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  2. 295km (183mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  3. 738km (459mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  4. 898km (558mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  5. 996km (619mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

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M 7.4 – 111km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location 11.451°S, 162.069°E

Event Time

  1. 2014-04-13 12:36:18 UTC
  2. 2014-04-13 23:36:18 UTC+11:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-13 07:36:18 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

11.451°S 162.069°E depth=35.0km (21.7mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 111km (69mi) S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  2. 321km (199mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  3. 713km (443mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  4. 922km (573mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  5. 967km (601mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

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M 7.6 – 100km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location 11.315°S, 162.211°E

Event Time

  1. 2014-04-12 20:14:39 UTC
  2. 2014-04-13 07:14:39 UTC+11:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-12 15:14:39 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

11.315°S 162.211°E depth=29.3km (18.2mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 100km (62mi) SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  2. 323km (201mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  3. 711km (442mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  4. 925km (575mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  5. 968km (601mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

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M 6.0 – 28km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location 10.530°S, 161.672°E

Event Time

  1. 2014-04-04 11:40:32 UTC
  2. 2014-04-04 22:40:32 UTC+11:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-04 06:40:32 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

10.530°S 161.672°E depth=63.8km (39.6mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 28km (17mi) WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  2. 224km (139mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  3. 813km (505mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  4. 827km (514mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  5. 1072km (666mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

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Tectonic Summary

The April 13, 2014 M 7.4 Solomon Islands earthquake occurred as the result of nearly pure reverse faulting on an approximately east-west oriented structure near the oceanic trench that marks the plate boundary between the Australia and Pacific plates. At the location of the earthquake, the Australia Plate converges with and slips past the Pacific plate at a rate of 95 mm/yr. The April 13 earthquake occurred along a portion of this plate boundary that transitions from thrust to transform tectonics between the New Britain Trench to the northwest and the New Hebrides Trench farther east. The earthquake occurred about 110 km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
The April 13 earthquake occurred less than 24 hours and approximately 20 km to the southwest of a M 7.7 strike-slip earthquake on April 12, 2014. While the April 12 strike-slip earthquake likely represented Australia:Pacific plate boundary faulting, the April 13 earthquake is located south of the plate boundary at a depth of approximately 35 km, and as such may represent tearing of the Australia plate to accommodate the abrupt change in Australian plate interaction with the Pacific plate (subduction to the north and west; left-lateral translation to the east).
The region of the April 12 earthquake is very seismically active, with 28 earthquakes of M6+ occurring within 100 km and 62 events of M7+ within 500 km since 1900. The majority of these earthquakes are grouped to the northwest around the Solomon Islands and to the east near Vanuatu and the Santa Cruz Islands. Notable earthquake within 100 km include a doublet of M7.0 events in November 1978, events of M7.1 in 1931 and 1937, and an M7.2 in 1910. The most recent local event prior to the April 12 earthquake was an M6.0 on April 4, 2014 94 km to the NW. The April 12 earthquake also occurred about 950 km to the SE of an earthquake sequence south of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea that began with an M6.1 on April 11, 2014. On February 6, 2013, an M8.0 struck offshore of the Santa Cruz Islands about 340 km east of the April 12 event. The 2013 earthquake triggered a regional tsunami of about 1.5 m and was followed by aftershocks of M7.0 and two of M7.1.

 

 

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Earthquake Early Warning coming to Washington

by GLENN FARLEY KING5 News

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Posted on April 18, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Updated yesterday at 6:59 PM

 

SEATTLE —  It’s called “earthquake early warning” – a network of seismometers, computers and software  designed to work together to give people time to brace for earthquake shaking.

Scientists say think of it like lightning and thunder.  The further you are away from the lightening, the more seconds there are between seeing a flash and feeling the thunder.

If you’re sitting on top of the quake’s epicenter, there is no warning, but the warning will be longer the further you are from where the quake starts.

The University of Washington, Cal Tech, and the University of California at Berkeley have been working together for years bringing earthquake early warning to the West Coast.  Pieces of the system are starting to go into effect in the more active area of Southern California.

Washington faces a risk of bigger but less frequent mega-quakes off the coast that creates different requirements, but it should start seeing pieces of the system begin operating later this year, said state seismologist John Vidale, who also leads the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network based at the University of Washington.

“It’s about noticing earthquakes fast and telling people the shaking is on the way,” said Vidale.

 

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Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

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6 earthquakes in map area  USGS

  1. M 3.1 – 14km WNW of Progreso, Mexico

     2014-04-18 12:44:32 UTC-05:00 9.7 km

  2. M 2.9 – 13km WNW of Progreso, Mexico

     2014-04-18 12:32:10 UTC-05:00 9.8 km

  3. M 4.3 – 94km SW of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico

     2014-04-18 12:01:02 UTC-05:00 19.9 km

  4. M 7.2 – 36km NNW of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico

     2014-04-18 09:27:26 UTC-05:00 24.0 km

  5. M 3.7 – 51km NNE of Camalu, Mexico

     2014-04-18 02:39:29 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  6. M 3.0 – 33km ENE of Maneadero, Mexico

     2014-04-18 02:11:33 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

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Earthquake location 17.552°N, 100.816°W

 

Event Time

  1. 2014-04-18 14:27:26 UTC
  2. 2014-04-18 09:27:26 UTC-05:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-18 09:27:26 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

17.552°N 100.816°W depth=24.0km (14.9mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 36km (22mi) NNW of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico
  2. 48km (30mi) E of Petatlan, Mexico
  3. 56km (35mi) NW of Atoyac de Alvarez, Mexico
  4. 78km (48mi) E of Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  5. 273km (170mi) SW of Mexico City, Mexico

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Tectonic Summary

The April 18, 2014 M 7.2 earthquake near the western coast of Mexico occurred in the state of Guerrero, 265 km southwest of Mexico City. The earthquake occurred as the result of thrust motion at shallow depths. The initial location, depth, and mechanism of the April 18 earthquake are broadly consistent with slip on or near the plate boundary interface between the subducting Cocos oceanic sea plate and the North America plate.
The broad scale tectonics of the west coast of Mexico are controlled by the northeastward subduction of the Cocos plate beneath the North America plate at a rate of approximately 65 mm/yr. Earthquakes are a common occurrence along the Middle American subduction zone; the April 2014 earthquake occurred just northwest of the rupture area of the 1957 M 7.8 Guerrero Earthquake.  Since 1975, 23 events of M > 6.0 have occurred within 200 km of the April 2014 earthquake, including events of M 8.0 and M 7.6 (September 1985), M 7.2 (October 1981), and M 7.5 (March 1979), all to the northwest. The 1981 and 1979 events caused 9 and 5 shaking-related fatalities, respectively. The 1985 M 8.0 earthquake, 195 km to the northwest of the April 2014 event, led to more than 9,500 fatalities, mostly in Mexico City, and generated small, local tsunamis. That event was influential in initiating efforts to establish earthquake early warning systems in Mexico City.
The April 2014 earthquake occurred within the “Guerrero Seismic Gap” – an approximately 200 km long segment of the Cocos-North America plate boundary identified to have experienced no significant earthquakes since 1911 (M 7.6). The plate interface in this region is known to be locked, with an earthquake of M 8.1-8.4 thought possible should the entire gap rupture in a single event.

 

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Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexican Capital

VIDEO: The earthquake resulted in falling debris and panicked people in the streets.
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A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake at about 9:30 a.m. (10:30 a.m. EDT; 1430 GMT) was centered on a long-dormant fault line northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

It was felt across at least a half-dozen states and Mexico’s capital, where it collapsed several walls and left large cracks in some facades. Debris covered sidewalks around the city.

Around the region, there were reports of isolated and minor damage, such as fallen fences, trees and broken windows. Chilpancingo, capital of the southern state of Guerrero, where the quake was centered, reported a power outage, but service was restored after 15 minutes.

In Acapulco, 59-year-old Enedina Ramirez Perez was having breakfast, enjoying the holiday with about 20 family members, when her hotel started to shake.

“People were turning over chairs in their desperation to get out, grabbing children, trampling people,” the Mexico City woman said. “The hotel security was excellent and started calming people down. They got everyone to leave quietly.”

The quake struck 170 miles (273 kilometers) southwest of Mexico City, where people fled high-rises and took to the streets, many in still in their bathrobes and pajamas on their day off.

“I started to hear the walls creak and I said, ‘Let’s go,'” said Rodolfo Duarte, 32, who fled his third-floor apartment.

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said there were small power outages from fallen transformers but officials were working to restore the service.

The USGS initially calculated the quake’s magnitude at 7.5, but later downgraded it to 7.2. It said the quake was centered 22 miles (36 kilometers) northwest of the town of Tecpan de Galeana, and was 15 miles (24 kilometers) deep.

 

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Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

Chile  -  187 EQ in the  last  30 days  4.14.2014 photo Chile-187EQinthelast30days4142014_zps5ec350d6.png
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Chile    30 Days, Magnitude 4.5+

187 earthquakes in map area

  1. 4.5 60km WSW of Arica, Chile 2014-04-14 17:20:35 UTC-05:00 33.4 km

  2. 4.7 91km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-14 08:35:41 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  3. 5.3 83km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-14 00:56:18 UTC-05:00 15.4 km

  4. 5.3 74km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-13 07:11:30 UTC-05:00 18.6 km

  5. 4.6 148km SE of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-13 00:38:15 UTC-05:00 114.4 km

  6. 4.5 58km SSE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile 2014-04-13 00:13:53 UTC-05:00 138.1 km

  7. 4.6 91km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-11 18:56:36 UTC-05:00 8.4 km

  8. 5.5 45km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-11 07:00:51 UTC-05:00 22.3 km

  9. 4.9 86km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-11 03:55:55 UTC-05:00 13.2 km

  10. 4.9 86km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-11 03:39:45 UTC-05:00 27.6 km

  11. 6.0 84km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-10 19:01:44 UTC-05:00 17.5 km

  12. 5.0 88km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-10 12:49:10 UTC-05:00 11.8 km

  13. 4.5 88km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-09 19:10:31 UTC-05:00 11.3 km

  14. 5.3 75km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-09 06:14:45 UTC-05:00 15.7 km

  15. 4.5 90km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-09 06:06:15 UTC-05:00 15.6 km

  16. 4.9 79km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-08 23:32:58 UTC-05:00 15.8 km

  17. 5.7 87km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-08 05:14:32 UTC-05:00 7.0 km

  18. 4.5 78km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-08 02:55:22 UTC-05:00 15.1 km

  19. 5.2 61km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-08 00:43:56 UTC-05:00 17.1 km

  20. 5.0 65km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-08 00:40:47 UTC-05:00 16.2 km

  21. 5.0 82km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-08 00:20:21 UTC-05:00 17.3 km

  22. 4.6 65km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-07 20:03:02 UTC-05:00 26.8 km

  23. 4.9 31km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-07 12:46:32 UTC-05:00 29.4 km

  24. 5.1 81km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-07 09:03:43 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  25. 5.4 72km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-07 08:47:33 UTC-05:00 11.3 km

  26. 5.8 76km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-07 08:43:20 UTC-05:00 7.9 km

  27. 4.8 93km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-07 05:41:35 UTC-05:00 14.9 km

  28. 4.9 99km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-07 01:24:22 UTC-05:00 14.2 km

  29. 5.3 99km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-06 09:06:07 UTC-05:00 8.3 km

  30. 4.8 91km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-06 04:06:51 UTC-05:00 15.7 km

  31. 4.6 79km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-05 14:21:43 UTC-05:00 16.2 km

  32. 4.8 76km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-05 09:04:49 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  33. 4.6 68km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-05 06:58:25 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  34. 4.6 12km SE of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-05 03:16:32 UTC-05:00 49.8 km

  35. 4.7 77km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-05 02:54:19 UTC-05:00 12.5 km

  36. 4.6 15km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-05 02:01:28 UTC-05:00 36.0 km

  37. 4.8 81km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-05 01:32:09 UTC-05:00 9.9 km

  38. 5.3 33km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-05 00:44:55 UTC-05:00 19.0 km

  39. 4.7 73km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-05 00:28:57 UTC-05:00 17.7 km

  40. 5.0 62km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-04 23:08:58 UTC-05:00 32.5 km

  41. 4.8 83km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-04 23:05:03 UTC-05:00 22.9 km

  42. 5.0 44km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-04 19:33:57 UTC-05:00 25.3 km

  43. 4.6 75km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-04 13:07:34 UTC-05:00 18.6 km

  44. 4.9 77km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-04 11:02:41 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  45. 4.8 89km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-04 10:21:00 UTC-05:00 19.7 km

  46. 5.2 70km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-04 04:53:26 UTC-05:00 17.6 km

  47. 5.1 91km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-04 04:38:55 UTC-05:00 13.1 km

  48. 4.6 84km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-04 02:10:28 UTC-05:00 17.9 km

  49. 4.5 88km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-04 01:06:31 UTC-05:00 22.2 km

  50. 4.7 15km SW of Tocopilla, Chile 2014-04-03 23:34:28 UTC-05:00 59.5 km

  51. 4.7 71km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 22:18:38 UTC-05:00 18.6 km

  52. 6.1 76km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 20:37:51 UTC-05:00 20.0 km

  53. 4.9 56km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 18:37:51 UTC-05:00 23.5 km

  54. 5.1 72km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 13:56:12 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  55. 4.9 90km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 10:08:06 UTC-05:00 1.0 km

  56. 5.2 99km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 09:34:05 UTC-05:00 11.7 km

  57. 4.6 51km SSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 06:50:47 UTC-05:00 29.8 km

  58. 5.1 105km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 06:41:35 UTC-05:00 10.6 km

  59. 4.9 89km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 04:47:57 UTC-05:00 10.1 km

  60. 5.6 69km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 04:23:21 UTC-05:00 14.9 km

  61. 5.0 33km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 04:08:58 UTC-05:00 26.1 km

  62. 4.7 61km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 03:44:04 UTC-05:00 22.8 km

  63. 4.8 96km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 03:28:51 UTC-05:00 14.6 km

  64. 4.8 77km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 02:38:15 UTC-05:00 26.7 km

  65. 4.9 73km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 01:54:31 UTC-05:00 17.8 km

  66. 4.9 91km SSE of Putre, Chile 2014-04-03 01:16:08 UTC-05:00 103.0 km

  67. 5.5 66km SSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 00:51:44 UTC-05:00 26.9 km

  68. 5.2 54km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 00:34:32 UTC-05:00 20.9 km

  69. 6.2 77km SSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 00:26:16 UTC-05:00 24.3 km

  70. 4.8 94km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 00:17:11 UTC-05:00 16.6 km

  71. 4.9 81km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 23:53:37 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  72. 5.2 82km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 23:17:57 UTC-05:00 18.2 km

  73. 4.5 50km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 23:04:45 UTC-05:00 20.0 km

  74. 5.1 77km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 22:45:55 UTC-05:00 21.3 km

  75. 4.9 79km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 22:40:32 UTC-05:00 31.5 km

  76. 5.8 76km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 22:11:14 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  77. 5.6 71km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 21:56:06 UTC-05:00 16.7 km

  78. 7.7 49km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 21:43:14 UTC-05:00 31.1 km

  79. 4.9 86km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 21:41:14 UTC-05:00 14.7 km

  80. 6.5 43km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 20:58:31 UTC-05:00 22.8 km

  81. 5.1 120km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 19:01:16 UTC-05:00 19.0 km

  82. 4.8 51km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 16:23:50 UTC-05:00 22.8 km

  83. 4.6 90km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 15:42:49 UTC-05:00 17.6 km

  84. 4.6 154km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 15:34:38 UTC-05:00 13.5 km

  85. 5.1 45km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 14:45:50 UTC-05:00 24.2 km

  86. 4.5 87km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 13:56:53 UTC-05:00 13.0 km

  87. 4.9 52km NNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 12:12:31 UTC-05:00 36.2 km

  88. 4.5 82km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 10:44:02 UTC-05:00 20.0 km

  89. 4.5 71km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 08:00:58 UTC-05:00 22.7 km

  90. 5.1 85km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 06:11:35 UTC-05:00 16.5 km

  91. 5.4 92km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 06:07:30 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  92. 5.0 75km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 03:25:50 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  93. 5.1 27km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 02:03:40 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  94. 5.2 77km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 01:29:15 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  95. 5.1 70km NNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 01:04:10 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  96. 5.0 93km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 00:51:00 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  97. 4.7 55km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 00:09:19 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  98. 5.0 115km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 00:02:49 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  99. 5.8 74km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 23:46:18 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  100. 5.1 93km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 23:19:48 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  101. 4.9 82km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 23:16:10 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  102. 4.9 88km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 23:13:07 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  103. 4.7 94km NNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 22:51:02 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  104. 5.2 89km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 22:40:16 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  105. 4.5 38km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 22:20:45 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  106. 5.0 108km SSW of Arica, Chile 2014-04-01 21:52:25 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  107. 4.9 100km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 21:32:47 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  108. 4.8 113km SSW of Arica, Chile 2014-04-01 21:27:18 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  109. 4.9 76km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 20:35:47 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  110. 4.8 97km SSW of Arica, Chile 2014-04-01 20:33:56 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  111. 5.2 75km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 20:29:41 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  112. 4.7 64km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 20:22:55 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  113. 5.3 111km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 20:20:58 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  114. 4.7 59km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 19:57:50 UTC-05:00 32.8 km

  115. 5.4 46km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 19:37:49 UTC-05:00 21.5 km

  116. 5.5 56km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 19:33:45 UTC-05:00 12.6 km

  117. 5.6 70km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 19:24:45 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  118. 5.7 95km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 19:06:44 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  119. 5.8 87km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 19:03:12 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  120. 6.9 89km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 18:57:57 UTC-05:00 20.2 km

  121. 5.2 51km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 18:57:32 UTC-05:00 28.1 km

  122. 8.2 95km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 18:46:46 UTC-05:00 20.1 km

  123. 4.5 63km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-31 18:58:04 UTC-05:00 24.0 km

  124. 5.6 127km NE of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-31 07:53:05 UTC-05:00 112.1 km

  125. 4.5 96km S of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile 2014-03-30 20:28:17 UTC-05:00 179.0 km

  126. 4.6 93km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-29 21:44:45 UTC-05:00 14.2 km

  127. 4.9 90km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-29 19:20:29 UTC-05:00 22.1 km

  128. 4.5 90km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-28 19:07:16 UTC-05:00 23.9 km

  129. 4.8 99km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-25 20:47:03 UTC-05:00 24.6 km

  130. 4.6 97km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-25 01:31:23 UTC-05:00 19.9 km

  131. 4.6 111km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 21:13:42 UTC-05:00 25.3 km

  132. 5.3 86km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 19:15:14 UTC-05:00 21.6 km

  133. 4.7 98km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 18:35:50 UTC-05:00 20.6 km

  134. 4.6 105km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 14:59:43 UTC-05:00 18.8 km

  135. 5.0 82km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 13:43:12 UTC-05:00 29.1 km

  136. 4.6 102km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 13:19:27 UTC-05:00 19.9 km

  137. 4.7 100km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 12:30:44 UTC-05:00 22.9 km

  138. 5.6 97km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 10:45:31 UTC-05:00 17.9 km

  139. 5.0 34km NW of Taltal, Chile 2014-03-24 10:33:54 UTC-05:00 42.7 km

  140. 4.5 97km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 10:11:44 UTC-05:00 26.4 km

  141. 4.9 85km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 07:32:50 UTC-05:00 20.8 km

  142. 5.5 85km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 06:40:44 UTC-05:00 22.6 km

  143. 4.6 92km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 06:35:37 UTC-05:00 36.3 km

  144. 5.1 84km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 06:32:15 UTC-05:00 17.6 km

  145. 5.7 78km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-24 06:26:39 UTC-05:00 22.0 km

  146. 4.9 75km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-23 17:04:26 UTC-05:00 18.2 km

  147. 4.7 67km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-23 16:17:27 UTC-05:00 21.7 km

  148. 5.3 89km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-23 15:23:03 UTC-05:00 23.4 km

  149. 4.7 77km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-23 15:12:48 UTC-05:00 41.9 km

  150. 4.7 101km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-23 15:07:12 UTC-05:00 24.6 km

  151. 6.0 87km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-23 13:20:03 UTC-05:00 34.6 km

  152. 4.5 115km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-23 11:45:14 UTC-05:00 20.7 km

  153. 5.1 108km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-22 17:14:56 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  154. 5.0 89km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-22 09:15:38 UTC-05:00 22.6 km

  155. 4.6 84km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-22 08:44:14 UTC-05:00 39.7 km

  156. 5.5 100km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-22 08:29:57 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  157. 4.6 87km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-22 08:22:47 UTC-05:00 15.9 km

  158. 5.1 96km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-22 08:14:58 UTC-05:00 24.0 km

  159. 6.2 91km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-22 07:59:59 UTC-05:00 20.0 km

  160. 4.6 12km NNW of Putre, Chile 2014-03-22 00:56:06 UTC-05:00 124.1 km

  161. 5.4 144km SSW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile 2014-03-20 13:41:31 UTC-05:00 89.9 km

  162. 5.0 76km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-18 16:33:06 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  163. 5.9 73km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-18 16:26:47 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  164. 4.6 102km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-18 10:26:29 UTC-05:00 18.7 km

  165. 5.0 73km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-18 09:35:56 UTC-05:00 14.0 km

  166. 4.9 73km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-18 09:18:34 UTC-05:00 9.0 km

  167. 5.1 97km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-18 08:35:28 UTC-05:00 18.4 km

  168. 5.0 59km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-18 04:30:28 UTC-05:00 21.2 km

  169. 4.5 96km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 15:10:27 UTC-05:00 10.9 km

  170. 5.3 59km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 14:05:30 UTC-05:00 32.2 km

  171. 4.5 88km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 08:35:10 UTC-05:00 13.4 km

  172. 4.9 86km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 06:12:17 UTC-05:00 35.5 km

  173. 4.5 67km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 04:12:59 UTC-05:00 15.9 km

  174. 4.9 74km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 03:51:05 UTC-05:00 16.4 km

  175. 5.3 55km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 03:32:36 UTC-05:00 12.4 km

  176. 4.6 77km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 02:54:58 UTC-05:00 14.4 km

  177. 5.0 82km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 00:19:34 UTC-05:00 12.0 km

  178. 6.2 80km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 00:11:34 UTC-05:00 17.0 km

  179. 4.6 65km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 22:28:21 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  180. 4.7 130km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 21:41:50 UTC-05:00 11.2 km

  181. 4.6 88km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 21:05:58 UTC-05:00 23.6 km

  182. 5.2 70km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 20:34:55 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  183. 4.5 61km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 18:08:12 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  184. 4.9 68km SE of Arica, Chile 2014-03-16 17:54:09 UTC-05:00 11.9 km

  185. 4.9 84km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 17:29:35 UTC-05:00 10.9 km

  186. 5.1 63km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 16:26:25 UTC-05:00 21.7 km

  187. 6.7 60km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 16:16:30 UTC-05:00 20.0 km

 

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M8.0 – NEAR THE COAST OF TARAPACA, CHILE

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 8.0
Date-Time
  • 1 Apr 2014 23:46:45 UTC
  • 1 Apr 2014 18:46:45 near epicenter
  • 1 Apr 2014 17:46:45 standard time in your timezone
Location 19.630S 70.863W
Depth 10 km
Distances
  • 99 km (61 mi) NW of Iquique, Chile
  • 140 km (86 mi) SSW of Arica, Chile
  • 191 km (118 mi) SSW of Tacna, Peru
  • 225 km (139 mi) SSE of Ilo, Peru
  • 449 km (278 mi) SW of La Paz, Bolivia
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.8 km
Parameters Nph = 78; Dmin = 78.0 km; Rmss = 1.40 seconds; Gp = 60°
Version = 1
Event ID us c000nzvd

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M6.2 – NEAR THE COAST OF TARAPACA, CHILE

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time
  • 1 Apr 2014 23:58:00 UTC
  • 1 Apr 2014 20:58:01 near epicenter
  • 1 Apr 2014 17:58:00 standard time in your timezone
Location 19.425S 70.264W
Depth 18 km
Distances
  • 88 km (54 mi) N of Iquique, Chile
  • 105 km (65 mi) S of Arica, Chile
  • 157 km (97 mi) S of Tacna, Peru
  • 227 km (140 mi) SSE of Ilo, Peru
  • 393 km (243 mi) SW of La Paz, Bolivia
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 3.5 km
Parameters Nph = 65; Dmin = 77.7 km; Rmss = 1.03 seconds; Gp = 83°
Version =
Event ID us c000nzwm

For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
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M7.8 – TARAPACA, CHILE

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.8
Date-Time
  • 3 Apr 2014 02:43:15 UTC
  • 2 Apr 2014 23:43:16 near epicenter
  • 2 Apr 2014 20:43:15 standard time in your timezone
Location 20.430S 70.113W
Depth 20 km
Distances
  • 23 km (14 mi) S of Iquique, Chile
  • 184 km (114 mi) N of Tocopilla, Chile
  • 217 km (134 mi) S of Arica, Chile
  • 256 km (158 mi) NNW of Calama, Chile
  • 481 km (298 mi) SSW of La Paz, Bolivia
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.8 km
Parameters Nph = 64; Dmin = 88.4 km; Rmss = 1.42 seconds; Gp = 67°
Version = 1
Event ID us c000p27i

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M6.1 – NEAR THE COAST OF TARAPACA, CHILE

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.1
Date-Time
  • 4 Apr 2014 01:37:51 UTC
  • 3 Apr 2014 20:37:51 near epicenter
  • 3 Apr 2014 19:37:51 standard time in your timezone
Location 20.621S 70.739W
Depth 20 km
Distances
  • 76 km (47 mi) SW of Iquique, Chile
  • 172 km (106 mi) NNW of Tocopilla, Chile
  • 241 km (149 mi) S of Arica, Chile
  • 277 km (171 mi) NW of Calama, Chile
  • 531 km (329 mi) SSW of La Paz, Bolivia
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.8 km
Parameters Nph = 88; Dmin = 130.7 km; Rmss = 1.10 seconds; Gp = 91°
Version =
Event ID us c000p4a9

For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
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M6.0 – NEAR THE COAST OF TARAPACA, CHILE

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time
  • 11 Apr 2014 00:01:44 UTC
  • 10 Apr 2014 19:01:44 near epicenter
  • 10 Apr 2014 18:01:44 standard time in your timezone
Location 20.748S 70.724W
Depth 17 km
Distances
  • 84 km (52 mi) SW of Iquique, Chile
  • 158 km (97 mi) NNW of Tocopilla, Chile
  • 255 km (158 mi) S of Arica, Chile
  • 265 km (164 mi) NW of Calama, Chile
  • 542 km (336 mi) SSW of La Paz, Bolivia
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 3.9 km
Parameters Nph = 52; Dmin = 60.3 km; Rmss = 1.32 seconds; Gp = 139°
Version =
Event ID us c000pfgr

For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
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7.6 aftershock rattles Chile’s far-northern coast

CORRECTION Chile Earthquake
Fishing boats washed ashore by a small tsunami sit in Caleta Riquelme, adjacent to the port, in the northern town of Iquique Chile, after magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the northern coast of Chile, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Authorities lifted tsunami warnings for Chile’s long coastline early Wednesday. Six people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth’s crust.
Cristian Viveros | AP

 

 

Published: Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014 – 11:30 pm

Last Modified: Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2014 – 10:44 pm

A powerful 7.6-magnitude aftershock hit Chile’s far-northern coast late Wednesday night, shaking the same area where a magnitude-8.2 earthquake hit just a day before causing some damage and six deaths.

Chile’s Emergency Office and navy issued a tsunami alert and ordered a precautionary evacuation of low-lying areas on the northern coast, meaning many people could be spending another sleepless night away from their homes.

The aftershock caused buildings to shake and people to run out into the streets in the port of Iquique, which was one of the cities that saw some damage from Tuesday night’s big quake. But there were no immediate reports of new damage or injuries from the latest tremor, which was one of dozens that have followed the 8.2 quake.

 

Chile Earthquake
A fire burns at a restaurant after an earthquake in Iquique, Chile, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile’s northern coast Tuesday night. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage, but buildings shook in nearby Peru and in Bolivia’s high altitude capital of La Paz.
Cristian Vivero Boornes | AP

“I was evacuated like all citizens. One can see that the people are prepared,” tweeted President Michelle Bachelet, who was in the nearby city of Arica to assess the damage.

The aftershock was centered 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of Iquique at a depth of 25 miles (40 kilometers), the U.S Geological Survey said. The USGS initially reported the tremor’s magnitude at 7.8, but downgraded it to 7.6.

 

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Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

Chile - 147 EQs in the  last 7 days .  4.5.2014 photo Chile147EQinthelast7days452014_zpsef523ec4.png

98 earthquakes in map area

  1. M 4.8 – 76km W of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-05 09:04:49 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  2. M 4.6 – 68km W of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-05 06:58:25 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  3. M 4.6 – 12km SE of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-05 03:16:32 UTC-05:00 49.8 km

  4. M 4.7 – 77km WNW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-05 02:54:19 UTC-05:00 12.5 km

  5. M 4.6 – 15km WSW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-05 02:01:28 UTC-05:00 36.0 km

  6. M 4.8 – 81km W of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-05 01:32:09 UTC-05:00 9.9 km

  7. M 5.3 – 33km WNW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-05 00:44:55 UTC-05:00 19.0 km

  8. M 4.7 – 73km SW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-05 00:28:57 UTC-05:00 17.7 km

  9. M 5.0 – 62km SW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-04 23:08:58 UTC-05:00 32.5 km

  10. M 4.8 – 83km SW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-04 23:05:03 UTC-05:00 22.9 km

  11. M 5.4 – 17km WNW of Hacienda La Calera, Chile

     2014-04-04 21:22:38 UTC-05:00 32.2 km

  12. M 5.0 – 44km WNW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-04 19:33:57 UTC-05:00 25.3 km

  13. M 4.6 – 75km WNW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-04 13:07:34 UTC-05:00 18.6 km

  14. M 4.9 – 77km WSW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-04 11:02:41 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  15. M 4.8 – 89km WNW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-04 10:21:00 UTC-05:00 19.7 km

  16. M 5.2 – 70km SW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-04 04:53:26 UTC-05:00 17.6 km

  17. M 5.4 – 65km ENE of Salamanca, Chile

     2014-04-04 04:52:08 UTC-05:00 94.5 km

  18. M 5.1 – 91km WNW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-04 04:38:55 UTC-05:00 13.1 km

  19. M 4.7 – West Chile Rise

     2014-04-04 03:53:56 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  20. M 4.6 – 84km WSW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-04 02:10:28 UTC-05:00 17.9 km

  21. M 4.5 – 88km WSW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-04 01:06:31 UTC-05:00 22.2 km

  22. M 4.7 – 15km SW of Tocopilla, Chile

     2014-04-03 23:34:28 UTC-05:00 59.5 km

  23. M 4.7 – 71km SW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-03 22:18:38 UTC-05:00 18.6 km

  24. M 6.1 – 76km SW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-03 20:37:51 UTC-05:00 20.0 km

  25. M 4.9 – 56km W of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-03 18:37:51 UTC-05:00 23.5 km

  26. M 5.1 – 72km WSW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-03 13:56:12 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  27. M 4.9 – 90km WSW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-03 10:08:06 UTC-05:00 1.0 km

  28. M 5.2 – 99km WSW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-03 09:34:05 UTC-05:00 11.7 km

  29. M 4.6 – 51km SSW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-03 06:50:47 UTC-05:00 29.8 km

  30. M 5.1 – 105km W of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-03 06:41:35 UTC-05:00 10.6 km

  31. M 4.9 – 89km WSW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-03 04:47:57 UTC-05:00 10.1 km

  32. M 5.6 – 69km WSW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-03 04:23:21 UTC-05:00 14.9 km

  33. M 5.0 – 33km W of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-03 04:08:58 UTC-05:00 26.1 km

  34. M 4.7 – 61km WSW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-03 03:44:04 UTC-05:00 22.8 km

  35. M 4.8 – 96km WNW of Iquique, Chile

     2014-04-03 03:28:51 UTC-05:00 14.6 km

  36. 4.8 77km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 02:38:15 UTC-05:00 26.7 km

  37. 4.9 73km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 01:54:31 UTC-05:00 17.8 km

  38. 4.9 91km SSE of Putre, Chile 2014-04-03 01:16:08 UTC-05:00 103.0 km

  39. 5.5 66km SSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 00:51:44 UTC-05:00 26.9 km

  40. 5.2 54km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 00:34:32 UTC-05:00 20.9 km

  41. 6.2 77km SSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 00:26:16 UTC-05:00 24.3 km

  42. 4.8 94km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 00:17:11 UTC-05:00 16.6 km

  43. 4.9 81km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 23:53:37 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  44. 5.2 82km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 23:17:57 UTC-05:00 18.2 km

  45. 4.5 50km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 23:04:45 UTC-05:00 20.0 km

  46. 5.1 77km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 22:45:55 UTC-05:00 21.3 km

  47. 4.9 79km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 22:40:32 UTC-05:00 31.5 km

  48. 5.8 76km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 22:11:14 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  49. 5.6 71km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 21:56:06 UTC-05:00 16.7 km

  50. 7.7 49km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 21:43:14 UTC-05:00 31.1 km

  51. 4.9 86km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 21:41:14 UTC-05:00 14.7 km

  52. 6.5 43km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 20:58:31 UTC-05:00 22.8 km

  53. 5.1 120km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 19:01:16 UTC-05:00 19.0 km

  54. 4.8 51km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 16:23:50 UTC-05:00 22.8 km

  55. 4.6 90km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 15:42:49 UTC-05:00 17.6 km

  56. 4.6 154km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 15:34:38 UTC-05:00 13.5 km

  57. 5.1 45km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 14:45:50 UTC-05:00 24.2 km

  58. 4.5 87km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 13:56:53 UTC-05:00 13.0 km

  59. 4.9 52km NNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 12:12:31 UTC-05:00 36.2 km

  60. 4.5 82km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 10:44:02 UTC-05:00 20.0 km

  61. 4.5 71km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 08:00:58 UTC-05:00 22.7 km

  62. 5.1 85km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 06:11:35 UTC-05:00 16.5 km

  63. 5.4 92km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 06:07:30 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  64. 5.0 75km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 03:25:50 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  65. 5.1 27km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 02:03:40 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  66. 5.2 77km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 01:29:15 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  67. 5.1 70km NNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 01:04:10 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  68. 5.0 93km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 00:51:00 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  69. 4.7 55km WSW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 00:09:19 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  70. 5.0 115km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-02 00:02:49 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  71. 5.8 74km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 23:46:18 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  72. 5.1 93km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 23:19:48 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  73. 4.9 82km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 23:16:10 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  74. 4.9 88km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 23:13:07 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  75. 4.7 94km NNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 22:51:02 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  76. 5.2 89km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 22:40:16 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  77. 4.5 38km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 22:20:45 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  78. 5.0 108km SSW of Arica, Chile 2014-04-01 21:52:25 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  79. 4.9 100km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 21:32:47 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  80. 4.8 113km SSW of Arica, Chile 2014-04-01 21:27:18 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  81. 4.9 76km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 20:35:47 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  82. 4.8 97km SSW of Arica, Chile 2014-04-01 20:33:56 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  83. 5.2 75km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 20:29:41 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  84. 4.7 64km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 20:22:55 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  85. 5.3 111km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 20:20:58 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  86. 4.7 59km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 19:57:50 UTC-05:00 32.8 km

  87. 5.4 46km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 19:37:49 UTC-05:00 21.5 km

  88. 5.5 56km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 19:33:45 UTC-05:00 12.6 km

  89. 5.6 70km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 19:24:45 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  90. 5.7 95km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 19:06:44 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  91. 5.8 87km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 19:03:12 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  92. 6.2 88km N of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 18:58:00 UTC-05:00 18.1 km

  93. 5.2 51km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 18:57:32 UTC-05:00 28.1 km

  94. 5.2 93km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 18:56:47 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

  95. 8.2 95km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 18:46:46 UTC-05:00 20.1 km

  96. 4.5 63km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-31 18:58:04 UTC-05:00 24.0 km

  97. 5.6 127km NE of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-31 07:53:05 UTC-05:00 112.1 km

  98. 4.6 West Chile Rise 2014-03-30 01:02:38 UTC-05:00 10.0 km

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M 8.2 – 95km NW of Iquique, Chile

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M 7.7 – 49km SW of Iquique, Chile

 

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M 6.5 – 43km W of Iquique, Chile

 

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New earthquake in Chile prompts tsunami alerts

SANTIAGO Thu Apr 3, 2014 12:36am EDT

(Reuters) – A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday, prompting tsunami alerts and evacuations along the coast and in neighboring Peru.

It was the strongest of several aftershocks that followed a huge 8.2-magnitude quake blamed for six deaths in the region on Tuesday.

There were no initial reports of serious damage but President Michelle Bachelet, who had gone to the area to inspect the damage from the earlier quake, was evacuated from her hotel in the city of Arica, local media reported.

 

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Deadly 8.2 Earthquake Displaces Thousands in Chile

 

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Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some seismologists say may be tied to oil and gas exploration.

One earthquake recorded at 3.8 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey rocked houses in several communities around central Oklahoma at 7:42 a.m. local time.

Another about two hours earlier in the same part of the state, north of Oklahoma City, was recorded at 2.9 magnitude, USGS said.

Root issue: Seismologists believe the quakes may be tied to oil and gas exploration

Root issue: Seismologists believe the quakes may be tied to oil and gas exploration

 

Those two were preceded by two more, at 2.6 magnitude, and 2.5 magnitude, that also rolled the landscape in central Oklahoma early Saturday morning.

A 3.0 magnitude tremor struck late Friday night in that area as well, following a 3.4 magnitude hit Friday afternoon.

The quakes have set record levels of seismic activity through the state

The quakes have set record levels of seismic activity through the state

 

Austin Holland, a seismologist with the Oklahoma Geological Survey who tracks earthquake activity for the USGS, said the earthquake activity in the state is soaring.

‘We have had almost as many magnitude 3 and greater already in 2014 than we did for all of 2013,’ Holland said.

 

Last year’s number of ‘felt’ earthquakes – those strong enough to rattle items on a shelf – hit a record 222 in the state. This year, less than four months into the year, the state has recorded 253 such tremors, according to state seismic data.

 

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Chile earthquake sparks tsunami warning and evacuation of thousands

Deaths reported and people on coast spending night in the hills after magnitude 8.2 undersea quake triggers emergency

Evacuation under way in Antofagasta, Chile, after an offshore earthquake triggered a tsunami alert and full-scale civil emergency.
Evacuation under way in Antofagasta, Chile, after an offshore earthquake triggered a tsunami alert. Photograph: Javiera Mora Araya/EPA

An earthquake of magnitude 8.2 has jolted northern Chile, triggering a tsunami alert and the evacuation of thousands of people from coastal areas. At least five people were killed and more than 300 women escaped from a coastal prison.

The quake was centred under the Pacific Ocean 61 miles north-west of the city of Iquique and struck at 8.46pm as thousands of residents were arriving home from work.

As sirens blared and emergency warnings urged residents to evacuate by foot to higher ground, in coastal cities traffic jams ensued as panicked residents sought to escape the coast. The first tsunami surge measured 2.5 metres (8.2ft) and flooded low-lying areas of Iquique including a medical clinic and bus terminal.

Chile shakemap
An image released by the US Geological Survey shows the location of a magnitude 8.0 earthquake off the coast of Chile 100km from the city of Iquique. Photograph: USGS/EPA

While thousands of residents sought refuge in the hills, an ad-hoc security force of police and members of the Chilean armed forces searched Iquique for the estimated 329 female prisoners thought to have escaped. Initial reports from Chilean investigative police said 16 prisoners had been apprehended. Firefighters, meanwhile, battled a huge blaze in central Iquique and the lack of water and electricity added to a sense of chaos.

In Santiago, a contingent of special forces police boarded a Hercules transport plane and were flown north to provide reinforcements and help prevent looting. In Iquique, police took control of service stations and provided perimeter security for supermarkets. Government officials said attempts to loot stores and abandoned homes in Iquique were rebuffed by police.

 

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Earthquake Off Chile’s Coast, Tsunami Warnings Issued

 

Published on Apr 2, 2014

More than 900,000 people evacuate Chile’s coastal areas after 8.2-magnitude quake.

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Chile earthquake: five dead as tsunami warning triggers coastal evacuation – live updates

  • Earthquake triggers tsunami warnings, mass evacuations
  • Five people are reported to have died in the aftermath
  • Authorities have called for ‘preventative evacuation’
Chile shakemap
A map by the US Geological Survey shows the location of a magnitude 8.2 earthquake off the coast of Chile, some 100km from the city of Iquique. Image: USGS/EPA

5.40pm AEST

Closing summary

We’re going to wrap up our live coverage of the earthquake and aftermath in Chile for the moment. Here’s a summary of how events unfolded today:

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck 60 kilometres northwest of the city of Iquique on Tuesday evening in Chile at 8:46pm, killing at least five people and allowing 300 prisoners to escape a nearby prison. Tremors have continued following the initial quake, and there have been more than 20 aftershocks in the region according to the United States Geological Survey.

A tsunami alert was issued for the Chilean coast and a precautionary evacuation was ordered. The tsunami warning has since been cancelled for Peru and Chile, although an advisory remains in place for Hawaii.

There are reports of some flooding in the streets of coastal areas but no damage from tsunami waves. The Chilean president has ordered a state of emergency for Arica, Parinacota and Tarapacá.

Updated at 5.44pm AEST

5.20pm AEST

My colleague Jonathan Franklin has just filed this update on events in Chile:

An 8.2 earthquake jolted Northern Chile killing at least 5 people and permitting more than 300 female inmates to escape a coastal prison. The quake, some 60 kilometres northwest of the city of Iquique, hit at 8:46pm as thousands of residents were arriving home from work.

As air raid sirens blared and emergency warnings urged residents to evacuate by foot to higher ground, in several coastal cities traffic jams ensued as panicked residents sought to escape the coast. The first tsunami surge measured 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) and flooded low lying areas of Iquique including a medical clinic and a bus terminal.

While thousands of residents sought refuge in the hills, an ad-hoc security force of police and members of the Chilean Armed Forces searched Iquique for the estimated 329 female prisoners thought to have escaped in the aftermath of the earthquake. Initial reports by Chilean investigative police PDI reported some 16 prisoners had been apprehended. Firefighters meanwhile battled a huge blaze in central Iquique and the lack of water and electricity added to a sense of chaos.

More to follow soon.

Updated at 5.41pm AEST

5.10pm AEST

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has indicated in their latest release that a major Tsunami is not expected to strike Hawaii – but it should be stressed the tsunami advisory is still in place:

Based on all available data a major tsunami is not expected to strike the state of Hawaii. However…sea level changes and strong currents may occur along all coasts that could be a hazard to swimmers and boaters as well as to persons near the shore at beaches and in harbours and marinas. The threat may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.

Updated at 5.13pm AEST

5.06pm AEST

The latest update from the United States Geological Survey indicates there have been at least 25 after shocks following the initial 8.2 magnitude quake. The subsequent shocks range from 4.7 to 6.2 magnitude and are scattered in the same region off the Chilean coast.

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Data from the United States Geological Survey shows there have been repeated aftershocks in Chile. Photograph: /United States Geological Survey

4.39pm AEST

Here’s a little background on the state of emergency declared by Chilean president Michelle Bachelet from Jonathan in Chile:

Under Chilean law the state of emergency provision signed by President Bachelet allows members of the armed forces to patrol the streets and assist with law enforcement.

For many Chileans, the sight of military troops on the streets rekindle ugly memories of the Pinochet dictatorship in which thousands were killed and many more systematically tortured by security forces. But because of looting during earlier national emergencies – notably the 2010 earthquake in Southern Chile city of Concepcion – Chilean authorities, including socialist president Michelle Bachelet, are not shy about bolstering public security in moments of national disaster.

4.36pm AEST

Aftershocks and further earthquakes are continuing. There have been more than 10 aftershocks since the initial 8.2 magnitude quake.

In the last few hours low and medium sized earthquakes have struck Arica, Parinacota, Tarapaca and Antofagasta.

4.33pm AEST

With the coastal regions of Chile evacuated, tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of people have fled to higher ground.

Tsunami warning sirens were set off when a magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit at a depth of approximately 10km off the Pacific coast of the north of Chile. In videos taken shortly after the alert, people could be seen fleeing through the streets and climbing to hilltops.

4.14pm AEST

View of a large fire in the historical center of Iquique, Chile, 01 April 2014, after a 8.2 Richter scale earthquake hit in the Pacific Ocean, triggering a Tsunami, in the North of Chile.
View of a large fire in the historical center of Iquique, Chile, 01 April 2014, after a 8.2 Richter scale earthquake hit in the Pacific Ocean, triggering a Tsunami, in the North of Chile. Photograph: ALEX VALDES/EPA
An elderly person is evacuated from a shelter after a tsunami alarm at Antofagasta city, north of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast, April 1, 2014.
An elderly person is evacuated from a shelter after a tsunami alarm at Antofagasta city, north of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast, April 1, 2014. Photograph: STRINGER/REUTERS

3.59pm AEST

Tsunami warning cancelled for Peru, Chile

The Pacific Tsunami Warning centre has cancelled the tsunami warnings for Peru and Chile.

“Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated,” said the statement. “It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicentre.”

A tsunami advisory remains in place for Hawaii.

3.56pm AEST

There have been 11 hospitals evacuated due to floods, but all others are operating normally, National Director of ONEMI, Ricardo Toro said. The evacuated hospitals are: Mussels, Chañaral, Guasco, Taltal Toltén, Corral, Queilén, Achao, Balmaceda, Swans and Puerto Chacabuco.

3.45pm AEST

The Chilean president has declared a state of emergency for Arica and Parinacota and Tarapacá, reports CNN.

There has been some flooding in the streets of coastal areas, but no damage from the tsunami waves which reportedly reached more than 2m in some areas.

3.35pm AEST

Tsunami advisory issued for Hawaii

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami advisory for Hawaii.

“Based on all available data, a major tsunami is not expected to strike the state of Hawaii,” it said.

“However, sea level changes and strong currents may occur along all coasts that could be a hazard to swimmers and boaters as well as to persons near the shore at beaches and in harbours and marinas.”

The first wave generated by the earthquake is expected to reach Hawaii at 3:24 a.m. There is already a tsunami warning in place for Chile and Peru.

3.25pm AEST

Ricardo Toro, head of the ONEMI national emergency services agency, has confirmed to media the entire Chilean coastline has been evacuated.

3.19pm AEST

The Chilean minister of the interior has confirmed the five deaths to media. Peñailillo also said 11 coastal hospitals have been evacuated for fears of tsunami and a planeload of prison guards and riot police is en route to Iquique.

3.17pm AEST

Omeni has confirmed some roads have been cut by landslides in Arica, Tarapaca, San Marcos and by floods in Coquimbo. Drinking water has been “preemptively” stopped in Arica.

3.12pm AEST

Reports: five dead in earthquake

CNN is reporting five people have been reported dead in the aftermath of the earthquake. Two reported earlier are believed to have died from heart attacks.

 

 

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