Articles tagged "chile"

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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

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Earthquake swarm detected under dormant Parinacota volcano, Chile-Bolivia

A seismic swarm has been detected under Parinacota stratovolcano along the Chile-Bolivia border on June 6, 2018, Sernageomin reports. There are no known historical eruptions of this volcano. However, Helium surface-exposure dates have been obtained for eruptions...

June 07, 2018

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile

A strong earthquake registered by the Chilean CSN as M6.2 hit Coquimbo, Chile at 10:19 UTC (07:19 local time) on April 10, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 95 km (59 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 76.1 km (47.3 miles). EMSC is reporting a very...

April 10, 2018

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Alert raised over eruption threat at Nevados de Chillan volcano, Chile

A column of white smoke and a string of tremors at the Nevados de Chillan volcano, has prompted officials to raise the alert level ahead of a possible eruption at one of the most active volcanoes in Chile. Since 2015, the alert level has remained at yellow –...

April 09, 2018

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Record rain, floods hit Argentina and Chile

Storms and heavy rain caused severe flooding in Santa Cruz province, Argentina and Magallanes Region in Chile between April 3 and 5, 2018. The flooding has 'paralyzed the city of Río Gallegos,' the Santa Cruz provincial government said. Evacuations...

April 07, 2018

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Bright fireball over Antofagasta, Chile

A bright was seen and recorded flying across the night sky over Antofagasta, Chile at 23:51 UTC (20:30 local time) on February 25, 2018. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. In cooperation with Exoss, the American Meteor Society (AMS)...

February 27, 2018

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M6.3 earthquake hits Chile at intermediate depth, very strong shaking in Arica

A strong earthquake registered by the CSN Chile as M6.3 hit northern Chile at 01:06 UTC on January 21, 2018 (22:06 local time, January 20). The agency is reporting a depth of 105.3 km (65.4 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 110.8 km (68.8 miles); EMSC...

January 21, 2018

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Increase in seismic energy, crack in the crater at Nevados de Chillán volcano, Chile

An increase in seismic energy was observed at Chilean Nevados de Chillán volcano in recent days, country's National Service of Geology and Mining (SERNAGEOMIN) reported Sunday, January 7, 2018. In addition, a crack was observed at the bottom of the new...

January 08, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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