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chile 300 quakes in one week
03-26-2014, 12:22 AM #1
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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — More than 300 earthquakes have shaken Chile's far-northern coast the past week, keeping people on edge as scientists say there is no way to tell if the unusual string of tremors is a harbinger of an impending disaster.

The unnerving activity began with a strong magnitude-6.7 quake on March 16 that caused more than 100,000 people to briefly evacuate low-lying areas, although no tsunami materialized and there was little physical damage from the shaking.

But the land has not settled down. More than a dozen perceptible quakes were felt in the city of Iquique just on Monday.

"The situation is out of the ordinary. There's a mix of a string of tremors and their aftershocks that make things more complex to evaluate," Mario Pardo, deputy head of the Universidad de Chile seismology center, told the local newspaper La Tercera. "We can't rule out a larger quake."

Chile is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries. A magnitude-8.8 quake and ensuing tsunami in central Chile in 2010 killed more than 500 people, destroyed 220,000 homes, and washed away docks, riverfronts and seaside resorts.

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03-26-2014, 12:32 AM #2
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yellowstone has been emitting helium-4 for a while, could be a precursor to someting bigger
03-26-2014, 12:33 AM #3
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I'd be very nervous if I was in Chile right now damned.gif
03-26-2014, 03:21 AM #4
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Well theres an earthquake somewhere around every 10 seconds and 1,000,000's of earthquakes every year so hopefully at best these 300 quakes in 1 day will mean that a massive earthquake has been reduced and drawn out into all these smaller ones and so a massive earthquake isnt going to happen,but at worst,these could easily be the warning rumblings of an imminent far larger earthquake and chile has experienced so many earthquakes as well as the most powerful ever recorded back in 1960 > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_Valdivia_earthquake


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03-26-2014, 06:25 PM #5
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We ve done so much fracturing, land will no start to move more freely from snd to certsin areas! Hope that plan works out well for your greed
03-26-2014, 07:57 PM #6
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Quote:The coast of Chile has witnessed 13 events of magnitude greater than 7 since 1973. In fact, the most powerful one (the largest instrumentally recorded quake in the world) occurred off the coast of Chile in 1960; the magnitude was 9.5.

Seismologists are interested in Chile not because of the number of high-magnitude earthquakes that have struck Chile but for its tectonic setting.

Triple junction

While most places have trenches where two large tectonic plates meet, Chile is one of the few places where three major plates meet. In other words, it is a triple junction.


I wonder if it is due for another big one? damned.gif
03-27-2014, 05:49 AM #7
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Sure is nice to ^ see ^ how where i live here in Mass. is well within upon a massive continental plate,which probably explains why i've never even felt the ground rumbling once in over forty years and although we are not earthquake proof they are much less likely to happen compared to living near or upon an active fault zone like all over japan and california ect ect...

I better knock on wood (maybe even slam my fist against it) because knowing my luck the ground will start rocking and rolling beneath me like right now (*=*)



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