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How big was the Maule Chile tsunami?

How big was the Maule Chile tsunami?

According to field observations tsunami heights reached ca. 14 m in the coastal area of the Maule region immediately north of the epicentre, and diminished progressively northwards to 4-2 m near Valparaiso. Along the coast of Cobquecura, tsunami height values were inferior to 2-4 m.

Who helped Chile after the 1960 earthquake?

including hospital, and medical aid. On 25 May the 15th Field Hospital, with thirty nurses from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the 7th Field Hospital, with thirty-one nurses from Fort Belvoir, Virginia, were airlifted to Chile to aid the victims.

What caused the Bio Bio Chile earthquake?

This earthquake was characterized by a thrust-faulting focal mechanism, caused by the subduction of the Nazca plate beneath the South American Tectonic Plates.

How tall were the waves of the 2010 Chile tsunami?

The 27 February 2010 8.8 Mw South-Central Chile earthquake (3:34 am Chile time) generated a tsunami with wave heights up to 29 m and coastal uplift of 2 m. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the center of Conception-Constitucion area identified as a mature seismic gap.

What caused the Maule tsunami?

1 earthquake struck offshore of the Maule region in central Chile. This subduction zone event occurred along the interface between the Nazca and South American plates. It caused severe ground shaking from Valparaíso to south of Concepción and generated a tsunami that destroyed several coastal villages.

Which countries have the most earthquakes 2021?

Largest number of quakes by country (magnitude 3+)

1 Mexico 11550 quakes
2 Indonesia 7024 quakes
3 New Zealand 3908 quakes
4 Japan 3732 quakes
5 Chile 3017 quakes