1995 Antofagasta earthquake

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1995 Antofagasta earthquake
1995 Antofagasta earthquake is located in South America
1995 Antofagasta earthquake
Date July 30, 1995 (1995-07-30)
Origin time 05:11:25 UTC [1]
Magnitude 8.0 Mw [1]
Depth 46 km (29 mi) [1]
Epicenter 23°21′S 70°19′W / 23.35°S 70.32°W / -23.35; -70.32Coordinates: 23°21′S 70°19′W / 23.35°S 70.32°W / -23.35; -70.32 [1]
Areas affected Chile
Total damage $1.791 million [2]
Max. intensity VII (Very strong)
Peak acceleration .29g [3]
Tsunami 2–3 m (6 ft 7 in–9 ft 10 in) [2][3]
Casualties 3 dead [4]
58–59 injured [2][4]
575–630 homeless [2]

The 1995 Antofagasta earthquake occurred on July 30 at 05:11 UTC (01:11 local time) with a moment magnitude of 8.0 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong). The Antofagasta Region in Chile was affected by a moderate tsunami, with three people killed, 58 or 59 injured, and around 600 homeless. Total damage from the earthquake and tsunami amounted to $1.791 million.

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  1. ^ a b c d ISC (2017), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2013), Version 4.0, International Seismological Centre 
  2. ^ a b c d USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey 
  3. ^ a b Delouis, B.; Monfret, T.; Dorbath, L.; Pardo, M.; Rivera, L.; Comte, D.; Haessler, H.; Caminade, J. P.; Ponce, L.; Kausel, E.; Cisternas, A. (1997), "The Mw = 8.0 Antofagasta (northern Chile) earthquake of 30 July 1995: A precursor to the end of the large 1877 gap", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Seismological Society of America, 87 (2): 427 
  4. ^ a b National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K