Date Cause max wave height Deaths Total damage; 09/16/2015 : Earthquake in Chile (Central Chile) with a magnitude of 8.3. Tides may induce some … A series of massive tsunami waves grew up to 30 m (100 ft) high once heading inland, after being created by the underwater seismic activity offshore. Southern Chile Earthquake and Tsunami, 22 May 1960 On May 22, 1960 a great Mw 9.5 earthquake, the largest earthquake ever instrumentally recorded, occurred off the coast of southern Chile. 4.6 m: 0: 03/11/2011: Earthquake in Japan (Honshu Island) with a magnitude of 9.1. Originating off the coast of southern Chile on May 22, 1960, the temblor caused substantial damage and loss of life in Chile and—as a result of the tsunamis it generated—in Hawaii, … The quake struck at a depth of 145 km (90 miles), GFZ added. The 16 September 2015 earthquake … Southern Chile Earthquake and Tsunami, 22 May 1960 On May 22, 1960 a great Mw 9.5 earthquake, the largest earthquake ever instrumentally recorded, occurred off the coast of southern Chile. CRWRC_Chile_quake - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit northern Chile early on Wednesday morning, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) has said. Examples are the earthquakes in Alaska (1957), Chile (1960), and Sumatra (2004) ... A particularly dangerous form of slow earthquake is the tsunami earthquake, observed where the relatively low felt intensities, caused by the slow propagation speed of some great earthquakes, fail to alert the population of the neighboring coast, as in the 1896 Sanriku earthquake. This earthquake generated a tsunami that was destructive not only along the coast of Chile, but also across the Pacific in Hawaii, Japan, and the Philippines. The largest tsunamis in Chile since 1751.

13.60 m: 8: 04/01/2014: Earthquake in Chile (Northern Chile) with a magnitude of 8.2. Nearing the height of the Cold War, Argomedo initially mistook the rumblings as the beginning of a nuclear war. Central Chile Earthquake and Tsunami, September 16, 2015.

According to reports, 15 died, and 14 were injured due to ground shaking. The magnitude 8.3 Mw Central Chilean earthquake, 46km W of Illapel, Chile (31.570 S, 71.654 W depth=25.0 km) occurred at 2255 UTC and generated a tsunami that was observed throughout the Pacific and caused damage locally. 1960 Chilean Tsunami. On May 22, 1960, at 19:11 GMT, an earthquake occurred off the coast of South Central Chile. This earthquake generated a tsunami that was destructive not only along the coast of Chile, but also across the Pacific in Hawaii, Japan, and the Philippines. A Pacific-wide tsunami was triggered by the earthquake, which had a surface-wave magnitude of 8.6, an epicenter of 39.5° S, 74.5° W, and a focal depth of 33 km. Courtesy of NOAA NCEI Natural Hazards Image Database José Argomedo, a farmer living outside Maullín, Chile, was out riding his horse on May 22, 1960, when he felt the earth begin to shake. Chile earthquake of 1960 Homes in Valdivia, Chile, destroyed by the earthquake of 1960. Chile earthquake of 1960, the largest earthquake recorded in the 20th century. Originating off the coast of southern Chile on May 22, 1960, the temblor caused substantial damage and loss of life both in that country and—as a result of the tsunamis that it generated—in distant Pacific coastal areas. The earthquake was caused by a rupture along the fault between the Burma Plate and the Indian Plate. Tidal forces . The tsunami caused damages in 11 further countries. On This Day: 1960 Chilean Earthquake and Tsunami. Small tsunami waves reached the Japanese coast Friday morning, two days after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck offshore Chile and killed 12.