Articles tagged "chile"

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Declining discharge of glacier outburst floods in Chilean Patagonia

Mountain 'tsunamis' or flooding due to the rupture of glacial lakes in Chilean Patagonia have been taking place cyclically since the last glacial maximum 10 000 years ago at a declining magnitude, according to a new study by researchers from the Centro...

March 04, 2021

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Laguna del Maule Volcanic Complex, technical alert raised to Yellow, Chile

SERNAGEOMIN has raised the technical alert for Laguna del Maule Volcanic Complex from Green to Yellow on February 22, 2021, after an increased number of earthquakes detected over the past two weeks. The Southern Andes Volcanological Observatory (OVDAS) detected 533...

February 23, 2021

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Severe storms hit Chile with hail and record rainfall

Severe weather affecting south-central Chile since January 29, 2021, left more than 170 000 people without power and dozens of homes damaged or destroyed. Severe weather, including strong winds, hail, and heavy rains impacted parts of southern-central Chile over the...

February 01, 2021

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Wildfires force evacations in Quilpue, Valparaiso, Chile

At least two wildfires are burning in Quilpue (population 172 000), Valparaiso, Chile, prompting the country's National Emergency Office (ONEMI) to order the evacuation of some parts of the city. At least 6 homes have been already been consumed by flames, ONEMI...

January 15, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Los Lagos, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit off the coast of Los Lagos, Chile at 21:39 UTC on December 27, 2020 (18:39 LT). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. CSN Chile is...

December 27, 2020

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Increased seismicity under Hudson volcano, alert level raised, Chile

The National Geology and Mining Service of Chile (SERNAGEOMIN) has raised the alert level for Cerro Hudson volcano from Green to Yellow (2 of 4) on December 22, 2020. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011 (VEI 2). This volcano has a history of VEI 6...

December 23, 2020

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Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Chile-Bolivia border region at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Chile-Bolivia border region at 15:20 UTC on December 14, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 110 km (68 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 111 km (69 miles). The epicenter was located 75 km...

December 14, 2020

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Tarapaca, Chile at 16:47 UTC on December 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 102 km (63 miles). The EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). The epicenter was located 113 km (70 miles) E...

December 06, 2020

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M6.3 earthquake hits Chile-Argentina border at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Chile-Argentina border region at 22:54 UTC on November 30, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 148 km (92 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.3 at a depth of 144 km (89 miles). Interestingly, the quake...

December 01, 2020

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Maule, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the coast of Maule, Chile at 00:54 UTC on November 22, 2020 (21:54 LT, November 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 19.7 km (12.2 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 40 km (25...

November 22, 2020

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Aisen, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit off the coast of Aisen, Chile at 02:40 UTC on November 3, 2020 (21:40 LT on November 2). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

November 03, 2020

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits West Chile Rise

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit West Chile Rise at 01:46 UTC on October 23, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 1 548 km (960 miles) SE of Hanga...

October 23, 2020

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Strong M6.3 earthquake hits Tarapaca-Antofagasta border region, Chile

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Tarapaca-Antofagasta border region of Chile at 07:35 UTC (04:35 LT) on September 11, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 40 km (25 miles). EMSC registered it as M6.3 at a depth of 45 km (28 miles). The...

September 11, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Coquimbo, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the coast of Coquimbo, Chile at 01:16 UTC on September 6 (22:16 LT, September 5). The agency is reporting a depth of 30.7 km (19 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.3 at a depth of 20 km (12.4...

September 06, 2020

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Shallow M6.5 aftershock hits near the coast of Atacama, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit near the coast of Atacama, Chile at 21:09 UTC (16:09 LT) on September 1, 2020, at a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.5 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). This is an aftershock of a...

September 01, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Atacama, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit Atacama, Chile at 04:09 UTC on September 1, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 23 km (14.3 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 78.3...

September 01, 2020

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Record snow and freezing temperatures hit parts of South America

Parts of South America were hit by record snow accumulations and below-freezing temperatures this week. This included Mendoza City in Argentina, which recorded about 1.5 m (5 feet) of snow-- the highest volume of snow in the city this early in the season. The Andes...

July 11, 2020

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Alert raised for Laguna del Maule volcano - its last eruption took place some 2 000 years ago, Chile

According to the information provided by OVDAS - SERNAGEOMIN, the technical alert level for the Laguna del Maule Volcanic Complex was raised to Yellow on June 18, 2020. The parameters of the volcano are unstable and above the base threshold, suggesting an eruption...

June 19, 2020

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Strong M6.8 earthquake hits Antofagasta at intermediate depth, Chile

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit Antofagasta, Chile at 07:35 UTC (03:35 UTC) on June 3, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 96 km (59 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 87 km (54 miles) The epicenter was located 48.2 km (29.9...

June 03, 2020

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Historic drought in Chile enters 10th year -- the country's longest dry spell on record

A severe drought in Chile's central region is entering its 10th year, setting a record for the country's longest dry-spell ever. Records since 1915, when the nation started data-keeping, showed that no droughts have lasted longer and that the previous...

April 22, 2020

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Alert raised for Antillanca-Casablanca volcanic complex, last eruption in 230 BCE (VEI 5), Chile

The National Geological and Mining Service of Chile (SERNAGEOMIN) raised the alert level for the Antillanca-Casablanca volcanic complex in the Los Lagos region of Chile to Yellow on March 11, 2020, after a swarm of 73 tremors detected since March 9. The last...

March 12, 2020

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Over 200 homes destroyed as wildfires sweep through Valparaiso, Chile

More than 200 homes were destroyed after forest fires swept through the city of Valparaiso, Chile on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019, leaving around 700 people homeless. The blaze in the low-income area of the Chilean seaside city continued through Christmas Day,...

December 27, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake near the coast of Arica, Chile

A shallow earthquake registered by the CSN Chile as M6.0 hit near the coast of Arica at 08:46 UTC (05:46 local time) on December 3, 2019, at a depth of 44 (27 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 32 km (20 miles); EMSC M6.0 at a depth of 45 km (28...

December 03, 2019

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the CSN as M6.1 hit Coquimbo, Chile at 21:53 UTC (18:53 LD) on November 4, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 54.2 km (33.6 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 49.1 km (30.5 miles), EMSC M6.1 at a depth of...

November 04, 2019

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Worst drought in 60 years kills at least 106 000 farm animals in Chile

Approximately 106 000 farm animals have perished so far due to drought in Chile, reports confirmed on October 5, 2019. This year's dry spell is the country's worst in six decades, leaving crops destroyed and dead animals in the field. According to the...

October 08, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Maule, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the CSN Chile as M6.6 hit near the coast of Maule, Chile at 15:57 UTC (10:57 local time) on September 29, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 30.9 km (19.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 16.5 km (10...

September 29, 2019

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Los Lagos, Chile

A strong earthquake registered bt the USGS as M6.1 hit Los Lagos, Chile at 16:36 UTC (13:36 local time) on September 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 129.6 km (80 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 122 km (76 miles). The epicenter was located...

September 26, 2019

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Villarrica volcano Alert Level raised to Orange for the first time since 2015, Chile

Sernageomin has raised the Alert Level for Villarrica volcano to Orange on September 9, 2019 and shared evacuation maps showing different meeting points for each nearby community before a possible eruption. The last major eruption at Villarica took place in 2015....

September 10, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits near the coast of O'Higgins, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of O'Higgins​, Chile at 18:28 UTC on August 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The epicenter...

August 01, 2019

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Coquimbo, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the GUC as M6.3 hit off the coast of Coquimbo, Chile at 00:19 UTC (20:19 LT, June 13) on June 14, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.4 km (22.6 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10.1 km (6.3 miles),...

June 14, 2019

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Extremely rare, large tornado hits Los Angeles, southern Chile

A large tornado formed in Los Angeles district of Bio Bio region, southern Chile during the afternoon hours (LT) of May 30, 2019, causing significant damage and multiple injuries. The tornado formed just before 18:00 LT and was preceded by strong winds and large...

May 31, 2019

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Floods destroyed 346 homes, severely damaged 427, Chile

Chilean authorities said floods affecting the country since late January 2019 destroyed 346 homes and left 427 severely damaged as of February 15. Over 1 000 people have been displaced and at least 6 killed, ONEMI said. 1 person was killed in Arica y Parinacota, 2...

February 20, 2019

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Strombolian activity at Villarrica volcano, new sensors installed, Chile

Strombolian explosions have returned to Chilean Villarrica volcano on January 24, 2019. Similar activity was observed at the beginning of the month. The volcano is producing lava fountains up to 35 m (115 feet) above the crater rim, ejecting incandescent cinder,...

January 25, 2019

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Two dead after very strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile

A very strong earthquake registered by CSN as M6.7 hit near Coquimbo, Chile at 01:32 UTC on January 20, 2019 (22:32 local time, January 19). The agency is reporting a depth of 50.1 km (31 miles). USGS is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 53 km (32 miles). This earthquake...

January 20, 2019

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Partial dome collapse after explosion at Nevados de Chillan volcano, Chile

A strong explosion was recorded at Chilean Nevados de Chillan volcano early January 11, 2019, resulting in a partial dome-collapse event. The Alert Level remains at Orange. The explosion took place at 08:00 UTC (05:00 local time), January 11 and was recorded by a...

January 12, 2019

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Strombolian explosions resume at Villarrica volcano, Chile

Strombolian activity has resumed at Chilean Villarrica volcano on January 3, 2019. The Alert Level for the volcano remains at Green (1 of 4). Its last major eruption took place in 2015. According to the Villarrica Volcano Observation Project (POVI), strombolian...

January 04, 2019

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New eruption at Planchón-Peteroa volcano, first since 2011, Chile

A small explosive eruption took place at Planchón-Peteroa volcano in Chile at 13:23 UTC (10:24 local time) on November 7, 2018. This is the first eruption of this volcano since 2011. The eruption sent volcanic ash up to 4.2 km (14 000 feet) above sea level,...

November 07, 2018

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Tarapaca, Chile at 22:19 UTC on November 1, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 95 km (59 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). The epicenter was located 89 km (55.3 miles) NE of...

November 01, 2018

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Increased seismicity, vigorous degassing at Planchón-Peteroa volcanic complex, alert raised, Chile

Sernageomin raised the technical alert for the Planchón-Peteroa volcanic complex from Green to Yellow (2 of 4) on July 6, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011. The decision was made due increased seismic activity under the volcano,...

July 07, 2018

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Earthquake swarm under Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano, alert level raised, Chile

Chilean authorities increased the alert level for Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano to Yellow (2 of 4) on June 20, 2018, following increased seismic activity detected under the volcano since the beginning of the month. The last eruptive phase of this volcano...

June 20, 2018