Articles tagged "chile"

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Massive mudslide hits Villa Santa Lucía in southern Chile, leaving 3 dead, 15 missing

A massive mudslide tore through a small town of Villa Santa Lucía, Palena Province of Los Lagos Region in southern Chile on Saturday, December 16, 2017, burying a vast swath of the town under mud and debris. At least 3 people have been killed and 15 are...

December 17, 2017

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Increased activity at Villarrica volcano, alert level raised, Chile

Chilean authorities have raised the Alert Level for Villarrica volcano to Yellow (the second lowest level on a four-color scale) on December 5, 2017. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started on December 2 (± 7 days), 2014 and ended on October 15,...

December 07, 2017

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Strong M6.3 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the CSN as M6.3 hit Tarapaca, Chile at 06:32 UTC on October 10, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 99.7 km (61.9 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 82.4 km (51.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

October 10, 2017

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Significant increase in activity under Llaima volcano, last eruption was in 2009

A significant increase in seismicity is being detected under Llaima volcano, one of Chile's largest and most active volcanoes, since October 1, 2017, SERNAGEOMIN reports. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2009. The volcanic monitoring network of...

October 04, 2017

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Abnormal tide warning issued for the entire coast of Chile

The Marine Meteorological Center of Valparaiso has issued an abnormal tide warning for the entire coast of Chile, from the Gulf of Penas in the country's south to the northern city of Arica. It is expected that these conditions will begin to manifest on Tuesday,...

August 22, 2017

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Rare Chile snowstorm leaves one dead, 337 000 homes without power

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rain, big waves and rare snowfall affected 14 of Chile's 15 regions on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The storms left at least one person dead, two seriously injured and about 337 000 homes without power in capital Santiago....

July 16, 2017

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Intense rains and snowstorms hit central and southern Chile

Intense rains and snowstorms affecting central and southern Chile since June 15, 2017 have left at least 4 people dead, 3 000 homeless, more than 45 000 customers without power and nearly 10 000 without drinking water. Most of those displaced live in the southern...

June 19, 2017

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Deadly floods hit Atacama and Coquimbo, Chile

Heavy rains affecting Atacama and Coquimbo regions of Chile since May 12, 2017, have caused widespread floods, left at least 2 people dead and forced 3 000 people to evacuate. Both Coquimbo and Atacama are on Red Alert. La Serena, the capital of Coquimbo region...

May 15, 2017

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Powerful M6.9 earthquake hits off Chile's Valparaiso

Following a series of moderate to strong earthquakes on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, 2017, a powerful M6.9 earthquake hit the region at 21:38 UTC (18:39 local time) on April 24. USGS is reporting a depth of 25 km (15.5 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M6.9 at...

April 24, 2017

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Significant earthquake swarm near the coast of Valparaiso, Chile

A series of moderate to strong earthquakes were registered near the coast of Valparaiso, Chile on April 22 and 23, 2017. EMSC is reporting at least 25 earthquakes since 22:46 UTC on Saturday, April 22, 2017, with the strongest registered as M6.0 at a depth 20 km...

April 23, 2017

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Chile at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Antofagasta, Chile at 08:19 UTC on April 15, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 135.1 km (83.9 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 158.4 km (98.4 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter...

April 15, 2017

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Unseasonal rains cause deadly flooding, cut water to millions, Chile

Heavy, unseasonable rains have caused major floods and mudslides in Chile, leaving at least 3 people dead and 19 missing on February 25 and 26, 2017. In the area of country's capital, Santiago, mudslides have cut off water to around 1.2 million homes. Thousands...

February 27, 2017

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Abnormal seismicity under Lanin volcano, alert level raised

An energetic seismic swarm has been detected under Lanin volcano on the border of Chile and Argentina, prompting the Chilean National Geological and Mining Service (Sernageomin) to raise the volcanic alert level to Yellow. The last known eruption of this volcano...

February 17, 2017

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Worst wildfires in Chile's modern history

As of January 26, 2017, forest fires burning across central and southern Chile over the last couple of weeks have consumed an area of 238 600 hectares (589 600 acres / 981 mi2 / 2 386 km2) and killed 6 people. Red Alert for forest fires is in effect in the regions...

January 26, 2017

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Chile wildfires prompt state of emergency

Fueled by strong winds and a heat wave, dozens of wildfires are burning in central and southern Chile, threatening towns, factories and vineyards. Four firefighters have lost their lives since December 28. Chile has declared a state of emergency on Friday, January...

January 21, 2017

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Heat wave hits Chile, one-hundred-year-old temperature record toppled

An intense heat wave is currently sweeping Chile. Extremely hot temperatures broke a hundred-year-old record in Santiago, as the mercuries reached 37.3 °C (99 °F) on December 14, 2016. An extreme heat alert for central Chile was issued on December 14 by the...

December 15, 2016


3 million without drinking water after landslides contaminate rivers, Chile

About three million people were left without drinking water in Santiago metropolitan area, Chile on April 16 after heavy rain caused landslides that contaminated rivers supplying the city. Officials declared a red alert in the city. Severe weather in the Andean...

April 16, 2016


Heavy rains and strong winds batter Chile leaving 5 people dead and 1 000 evacuated

Heavy rainfall and strong winds have battered the northern cities of Santiago and Ocotillo, Chile, during the weekend starting on August 8. The Chilean government has declared the state of emergency in response to the storm. 5 people died in flood related incidents, 1 0

August 11, 2015


Another massive earthquake M 7.6 struck Chile - strong aftershocks continue

After powerful M 8.2 subduction zone earthquake that struck off the coast of Tarapaca, Chile on April 1, 2014 the region is still unstable and strong aftershocks continue. This mega earthquake followed an earthquake sequence in the region which started

April 03, 2014


Massive, shallow and deadly earthquake M 8.2 struck Chile

Powerful, shallow and deadly earthquake M 8.2 struck NW of Iquique, Chile on April 01, 2014 at 23:46 UTC. USGS repored depth of 20 km (12.5 miles). EMSC is also reporting M 8.2 at depth of 20 km. The epicenter was located at

April 02, 2014


Copahue volcano alert level raised to orange, Chile

SERNAGEOMIN raised the alert level of Chilean Copahue volcano to orange on March 20 [still active] after an increase in seismic activity. A pulse of volcanic tremor was detected that could indicate magma moving into the volcano's plumbing system. On the

March 22, 2014

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Very strong earthquake M 6.7 struck off shore Tarapaca, Chile - numerous strong aftershocks

A very strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 7.0 (revised to M 6.7) struck off the coast of Tarapaca, Chile on March 16, 2014 at 21:16 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw 7.0 at depth of only 10 km (still

March 16, 2014

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Strong M 6.6 earthquake offshore Coquimbo, Chile

Very strong and shallow earthquake registered as M 6.6 (USGS, PTWC) at depth of 10.7 km (6.6 miles) occurred offshore Coquimbo, Chile at 23:03 UTC on October 31, 2013. The epicenter was located 54 km (34 miles) SW of Coquimbo and 363 km (226 miles)

October 31, 2013

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M 6.2 earthquake struck offshore Maule, Chile

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.2 (USGS, EMSC) occurred at 02:51 UTC on October 30, 2013. The epicenter was located 9 km (6 miles) SSE of Constitucion and 268 km (167 miles) SW of Santiago, Chile at coordinates 35.413°S

October 30, 2013

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Intense seismic swarm at Copahue volcano, Chile - Alert level raised to Red

Intense seismic swarm was recorded at Chile's Copahue volcano on May 26th with 356 low magnitude earthquakes related to magma movement per hour. Today, SERNAGEOMIN reported an average of 269 earthquakes per hour, with 6-8 seconds gap, and changed the

May 27, 2013


Increase in seismic activity at Copahue volcano, Chile - Alert level back to Orange

Chilean National Service of Geology and Mining - SERNAGEOMIN and its Volcano Observatory Southern Andes (OVDAS) raised the alert level of Copahue volcano from Yellow to Orange. The latest activity is compared to that of December 2012. In a report released

May 24, 2013


Very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.5 struck off the coast of Aisen, Chile

A very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.8 (preliminary data) struck off the coast of Aisen, Chile on May 20, 2013 at 09:49 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 597km (371mi) WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile and 606km (377mi) WSW of Chonchi, Chile at

May 20, 2013


"In Search of Our Cosmic Origins (The ALMA Movie)"

This 16-minute video presents the history of ALMA from the origins of the project several decades ago to the recent first science results. Illustrated by dramatic helicopter footage, the movie takes you on a journey to the 5000-metre-high Chajnantor Plateau, where ALMA

March 21, 2013


"ALMA: The View from a Different World"

ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array), the huge international telescope project that was inaugurated in Chile this week. It is located in the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth and an area that bears a striking resemblance to the Red Planet. ALMA is a single

March 17, 2013


Very strong earthquake magnitude 6.8 struck Atacama, Chile

Strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.8 (USGS) struck Atacama, Chile on January 30, 2013 at 20:15 UTC. Epicenter was located 44km (27 miles) North of Vallenar, Chile and 100km (62mi) SSW of Copiapo, Chile at coordinates 28.168°S 70.804°W. USGS reported

January 30, 2013

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Volcanic activity at Chilean Villarrica resumed after 6 months

After six months of sleep, Chilean stratovolcano Villarrica has started a new active phase. Weak explosive activity deep within the summit crater has resumed during last 2 weeks as evident in terrestrial and satellite observations. Observations also indicate that magma

January 21, 2013

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Copahue volcano under close observation - more explosions and presence of fresh magma

On Saturday, December 22, 2012 (21:43 local time) a strong harmonic tremor signal occurred at Copahue volcano, Chile-Argentina border. About 5 minutes later there were 2 explosions with loud noises reported. The raise in tremor and the explosions also correlated with

December 23, 2012


Large ash plume drifting from Copahue volcano, Chile/Argentina

Satellite image taken on November 22, 2012 shows a large ash plume drifting 110 KM SE from Copahue volcano on Chile-Argentina border. Ash fall has been reported in Loncopue village in Argentina, 50 KM SE of the volcano.It is apparently still a 'small' eruption, but

December 22, 2012


Magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck offshore Libertador O'Higgins, Chile

Strong earthquake measuring M 5.9 struck offshore Libertador O'Higgins, Chile at 21:36:22 UTC, November 21, 2012 according to USGS. The epicenter was located 106 km (66 miles) SSW (195 degrees) of Valparaiso and 132 km (82 miles) WSW (245 degrees) of Santiago,

November 21, 2012


Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Coquimbo, Chile

Strong earthquake measured as magnitude 6.1 hit Coquimbo in Atacama region, Chile at 19:02:05 UTC on November 14, 2012  according to USGS and EMSC. The epicenter was located 82 km (50 miles) N of 82 km (50 miles) SW of Vallenar, Chile with coordinates 29.157°S,

November 14, 2012


Magnitude 6.0 struck off the coast of Aisen, Chile

Strong and shallow earthquake registered as magnitude 6.0 struck off the coast of Aisen, Chile at 04:31 UTC on November 13, 2012. According to USGS data the epicenter was located 338 km (210 miles) W of Puerto Chacabuco, Chile at coordinates 45.744°S,

November 13, 2012

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Earthquake swarm at Chile's San Pedro volcano

An earthquake swarm with possibly hundreds of small quakes has been detected at Chile's San Pedro-Pellado (or Tatara-San Pedro) volcano. Not many details about this activity are available and reports are in parts contradictory, as the Wired Eruptions Blog points

June 08, 2012

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Strong earthquake with magnitude 5.9 struck Antofagasta, Chile

Strong earthquake struck Chile again. On May 19, 2012 at 8:35 UTC magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Antofagasta, Chile. Recorded depth according to USGS was 25 km (15.5 miles). Epicenter location was 54 km (33 miles) SW of Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile (25.783°S,

May 19, 2012

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Shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Aisen, Chile

Strong and shallow earthquake with magnitude 6.2 struck off the coast of Aisen, Chile on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 2:00 UTC. The epicenter was 542 km (336 miles) WSW of Castro, Los Lagos, Chile (44.594°S, 80.073°W). Recorded depth was 10 km (6.2 miles). Servicio

May 18, 2012

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Very strong earthquake with magnitude 6.2 struck Chile

Very strong but deep earthquake with magnitude 6.2 struck Tarapaca, Chile on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:00 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) ENE of Tacna, Peru (17.816°S, 69.749°W); border area of Southern Peru and Northern Chile. Recorded

May 14, 2012