Another Major Earthquake Hits ChileApril 2nd, 2014 at 11:24 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
ANOTHER MAJOR EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE…New video…magnitude 7.6 (yesterday’s was 8.2). Tonight’s earthquake was centered on land, 22 kilometers (12 miles) south of Iquiqui, which is a major city with a population of about 180,000. That’s about the same size as Grand Rapids. The earthquake yesterday (4/1) was 95 kilometers (59 miles) northwest of Iquique. This quake was a little deeper than the one on Tues. It was 24.9 miles deep. A Tsunami Warning was issued for Chile and Peru, but has been cancelled. The earthquakes epicenters appear to be about 70 miles apart. Residents quickly evacuated buildings and the coastline…evacuating the areas of Arica, Tarapacá, Antofagasta and Iquique…sea level bouncing around near Iquique…looks like maybe one meter or a little less than that so far…fires erupting (often happens after major earthquakes)…seismic data on the quake. Chile radio feed. The strongest earthquake ever recorded on the planet also struck Chile — a magnitude-9.5 quake in 1960 that killed more than 5,000 people. Here’s a road split by the earthquake.
Also earthquakes and a volcanic eruption in Peru. The volcano is experiencing over 200 earthquakes a day. There was a 6.0 magnitude e-quake just offshore of Panama. Tuesday’s earthquake produced a 1.8 foot tsunami at Hilo, Hawaii.