Another Major Earthquake Hits Chile

April 2nd, 2014 at 11:24 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

earthquake  ANOTHER MAJOR EARTHQUAKE IN CHILENew 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.

19 Responses to “Another Major Earthquake Hits Chile”

  1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    Bill, will the Tsunami and larger waves effect the El Nino system in the Pacific Ocean? Looks like the Ring of Fire, is going to be active for a while. I am sure people on the U.S. west coast are on edge. Thoughts and prayer for the people down in Chile.

    1. Cort S. says:

      That’s a good question, but I’ll say no. Non-breaking waves in open water don’t move particles anywhere, they just move in a circle.

      El Nino tends to form when the easterly trade winds over the equatorial Pacific weaken or reverse direction.

      1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

        Thanks, I did check out the website.

  2. steven (Derby Lake) says:

    There is a report that there was a 6.4 about 45 mins before there. There was also a 6.1 magnitude quake earlier today in Panama which coincidently was the same depth at the 8.2.

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      I heard the same thing. Looks like they will be dealing with earthquakes for awhile.

  3. steven (Derby Lake) says:

    Bill- Check out this link on the 8.2 last night. It’s a tsunami animation in sort of a time lapse.

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      That was cool.

      1. steven (Derby Lake) says:

        If you look closely it starts out with just a tad bit of green. Then changes to blue, so it was minimal.

        There is a few different ways the ocean floor can shift. Last nights 8.2 was considered soft, therefore the tsunami had a lower destructive force. The one is Japan a few years ago was a mega thrust which obviously was more destructive, similar to the one on Boxing day in the Indian ocean countries as well.

        1. steven (Derby Lake) says:

          Here’s the one from Japan mega thrust

          Here’s the one from Boxing day 2004, Indonesia, another mega thrust, 9.2. That one had 1,000 miles of fault line slip.

  4. Jack says:

    Mark 13:8 – For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these [are] the beginnings of sorrows. Keep Looking UP, He is Coming Back SOON !! Are U READY??

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      I was thinking of the same verse little while ago. His return is very near. We may not know the day/hour, we can know the season.

      1. Jack says:

        “ONLY The FATHER KNOWS”….Stay Cued…

      2. Jack says:

        BROTHER Larry, a Tune on That NOTE ….CUE::: “Midnight Cry” – Michael English with the Brooklyn … – YouTube
        ► 4:45► 4:45 AMEN….+….. :-)

        1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

          Thanks brother, good song.

  5. dorothy says:

    Will all people realize as you 2 do that the end of time is coming soon?

    1. Cort S. says:

      In all fairness, isn’t that exactly what the apostles thought? Earthquakes, floods, famines, wars… have happened then just as they do now and just as they did at all times in between. There has been no increase in earthquakes in modern times. And this topic has been brought up in every big earthquake thread every single year on this blog. Don’t think you can predict it… “like a thief in the night.” No point in worrying about it; I think you’ll be fine. Just spend your energy being a good human to your other humans and leaving the world a better place than how you found it.

      1. Mark (East Lansing) says:


      2. Jack says:

        Add a Tune to That Statement CORT !! CUE: 4Him – Where There Is Faith – YouTube
        ► 4:56► 4:56 Stay Cued…. & God Bless…… :-)

      3. Bill Steffen says:

        I’ll agree with Cort on this one, well said. We’ve seen no significant uptick in earthquake activity.

        Let me also point out the difference it makes when you have strict building codes to protect residents in an earthquake prone area. While some damage (and loss of life) is inevitable in a strong earthquake, look at the HUGE difference between a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Chile and the magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Haiti in 2010. This is something the U.N. could focus on because so many people are killed by natural disasters. I’ll commend Chile not only for having an overall excellent response to earthquakes, but also for their efforts to treasure human life. Remember the 33 miners that were rescued after a costly and very extensive rescue effort.

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