Feb 272010

A very large earthquake, at 8.8, the sixth largest since modern seismic recording began around 1900, has struck off-shore southern Chile. More details from the USGS and Ole Nielsen.

At 107° epicentral distance, Keele is just in the shadow zone so the direct P and S-waves are not recorded. However, even at a distance of almost 12,000 km our seismometer went off-scale during the surface wave arrivals.

  5 Responses to “Chile Earthquake 27/02/2010 Recorded at Keele”

  1. Hi, I`m chilean, of the city of Santiago.Already we have 122 people dead.We have no phone lines, the air is full of dust.Now have been 7 replies, 6.2°, 6.0°, 6.0°, 5.6°, 5.5°, 5.4°, 5.4 and 5.2.Sorry if my english is not so good. Bye

    • I hope the number of causalities will not rise and wish you, and all the people affected by this earthquake, all the courage and the best of luck in the hours, days and months to come!

  2. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tfc3.php

    You can report anything there, on that page, on the bottom.
    Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful, we also had an small earthquake (4,3 Richter), here in Romania, becouse we do have a volcanic mountain.


  3. earthquake is not a joke. i’m from peru . i’m with you chileans . i share the pain ( just we need hope )

  4. [...] sismologo Ian Stimpson publicó en su blog una imagen muy útil en la que compara los dos sismogramas de los sismos de Chile y Perú, en uno [...]

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