Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Chile...

Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Chile; no tsunami seen

There are 3 comments on the Jerusalem Post story from May 21, 2013, titled Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Chile; no tsunami seen. In it, Jerusalem Post reports that:

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but Chilean emergency authorities said they saw no prospect that the tremor would generate a tsunami.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Jerusalem Post.

1st seal

Tulsa, OK

#1 May 21, 2013
Matthew 24:27 King James Version (KJV)

27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#2 May 22, 2013
1st seal wrote:
Matthew 24:27 King James Version (KJV)
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Any idea of what happened to "blanket", he was really amusing.
He didn't know whether he was on this earth or fullers, but the posts were really hilarious.

Have a nice day: Ag

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#3 May 22, 2013
For the record for the benefit of 1st seal...

This quake occurred on a transform zone along the "West Chile rise" rift zone, and was a simliar type to a San Andreas type quake shuffling the Nazca plate E. with respect to the West Antarctic plate.

Obviously in most cases of transform faults there is little vertical change in the ocean floor level but there is a small amount of "slosh" from water going sideways around hills.

This one had little to do with the major subduction zone Rebound/long duration Mercalli X (r/lx) quake in 1960, but that quake dis cause the Nazca plate to lurch and decompress freeing up movement along the West chile rise making it a mite more "noisy" than in 1950s.

Have a nice day: Ag

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Technical Services Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Japan - racing against the clock' to save lives... Apr 21 Ainu 2
News Ecuador, Japan quakes: Are they related? Apr 18 connectin dots 1
News Michigan 2015 earthquakes not related to fracki... Mar '16 Maybe 1
News Earthquake was biggest shaker in area since 200... Mar '16 fener 2
News MyShake: UC Berkeley's free app turns cell phon... Feb '16 SHERI 1
News El Ni o lets landslide scientists get back to t... Jan '16 JANICE 1
Lab Design Project Awarded to Well Known Lab Ar... Dec '15 Bernstein Architects 1
More from around the web