Breaking News: 8.0 Earthquake strikes off Northern Coast of Chile; Tsunami Warning Issues

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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:02 PM
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BREAKING NEWS: 8.0-magnitude quake strikes off coast of northern Chile; tsunami warnings issued

Updates to follow




posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:05 PM
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Holly Crap!

Just saw this and is exactly where I dreamed of a BIG quake a year ago (posted on Quake Watch thread at the time).

Praying that everyone one is okay there, but this is going to be massive



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:06 PM
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Tsunami WARNING for Chile, Peru, Ecuador after prelim. mag. 8.0 quake
ptwc.weather.gov...



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:06 PM
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Where's the source..
Is this an April fools.
I can't get it on USGS



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:07 PM
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opethPA
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Tsunami WARNING for Chile, Peru, Ecuador after prelim. mag. 8.0 quake
ptwc.weather.gov...


Nope its real...thanks OpethPA!



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:07 PM
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Bigburgh
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Where's the source..
Is this an April fools.
I can't get it on USGS


CNN is showing it now, if you value them as a source.

Ugh..looks to be real..


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BREAKING NEWS: Tsunami warning in effect. Evacuations in Arica and Tarapacá coastal regions of Chile after quake -

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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:08 PM
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So far it looks legit...

Magnitude 8.0


WASHINGTON - A major earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, near the mining area of Iquique, the US Geological Survey said. It said the quake was very shallow, only 6.2 miles (10 km) below the seabed, which would have made it feel stronger. It was centered 53 miles (86 km) northwest of Iquique. It was not immediately known if the quake sparked a tsunami alert, but quakes of that size in the water near the coast usually do. —Reuters
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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:08 PM
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Just saw it reported on the BBC News channel too, said more info to follow...



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:08 PM
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And here I was thinking this was an April Fool's day prank.

I'm praying for them down there. That is a big shaker!

SJ - I recall your dream for some reason. I think it was after you had nailed another one.



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:09 PM
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opethPA

Bigburgh
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Where's the source..
Is this an April fools.
I can't get it on USGS


Cnn is showing it now, if you value them as a source..


I do not value CNN.
But they would not be so dumb to cause fear for a joke......sometimes.



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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Chile seems to get a lot of these 8.0+ Eqs.. What to look for is the depth, if it's shallow then it's gonna be very bad. :/

Yikes, just saw 10km, that's very shallow.. Not good.

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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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Won't be an April fools joke if they are reporting it here in England too, it's not the 1st of April here anymore.



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:12 PM
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First report is saying 10k below seabed, I'm not sure but I think that's pretty shallow.



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:12 PM
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Hope everyone is o.k. In the area???? I'm not getting it on my cnn on the east coast yet.....but it keeps popping up on my earthquake app.......S&F....gonna keep my eye on this thread to see how this develops.....



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:14 PM
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liverlad
Won't be an April fools joke if they are reporting it here in England too, it's not the 1st of April here anymore.


Nope no joke.



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:14 PM
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When ever there is a swarm in one area a big quake seems to hit in another area, to bad there isn't a way to predict where.



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:15 PM
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Thanks for the source..



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:16 PM
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This was felt as far away as 1500 km s of the epicentre, what concerns me is the closest report is 435 km. What does this mean for those closer, are they not able to submit a report? ESMC That is big and shallow!


Witness location : (Chile) (1522 km S from epicenter)
The lamps moved around. We are 1500 km from epicenter
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Pacific Warning... A TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH ARE IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

CHILE / PERU / ECUADOR

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR

COLOMBIA / PANAMA / COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA

FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS BULLETIN... IT IS FOR
INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 2347Z 01 APR 2014
COORDINATES - 19.8 SOUTH 70.8 WEST
DEPTH - 10 KM
LOCATION - NEAR THE COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE
MAGNITUDE - 8.0

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- -----
PISAGUA CL 19.6S 70.2W 2352Z 1.92M / 6.3FT 44MIN
IQUIQUE CL 20.2S 70.1W 2351Z 1.70M / 5.6FT 56MIN

LAT - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
LON - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
PER - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

EVALUATION

SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY HAVE
BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER AND
COULD ALSO BE A THREAT TO MORE DISTANT COASTS. AUTHORITIES SHOULD
TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS
CENTER WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA TO DETERMINE THE
EXTENT AND SEVERITY OF THE THREAT.

FOR ALL AREAS - WHEN NO MAJOR WAVES ARE OBSERVED FOR TWO HOURS
AFTER THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OR DAMAGING WAVES HAVE NOT
OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME
THE THREAT IS PASSED. DANGER TO BOATS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES CAN
CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO RAPID CURRENTS. AS LOCAL
CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A WIDE VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACTION THE
ALL CLEAR DETERMINATION MUST BE MADE BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS
WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL
ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

LOCATION FORECAST POINT COORDINATES ARRIVAL TIME
-------------------------------- ------------ ------------
CHILE IQUIQUE 20.2S 289.9E 0002Z 02 APR
ARICA 18.5S 289.7E 0011Z 02 APR
ANTOFAGASTA 23.3S 289.6E 0017Z 02 APR
CALDERA 27.1S 289.2E 0046Z 02 APR
COQUIMBO 29.9S 288.6E 0111Z 02 APR
VALPARAISO 33.0S 288.4E 0135Z 02 APR
TALCAHUANO 36.7S 286.9E 0219Z 02 APR
CORRAL 39.8S 286.5E 0251Z 02 APR
GOLFO_DE_PENAS 47.1S 285.1E 0403Z 02 APR
EASTER_ISLAND 27.1S 250.6E 0532Z 02 APR
PUERTO_MONTT 41.5S 287.0E 0546Z 02 APR
PERU MOLLENDO 17.1S 288.0E 0021Z 02 APR
SAN_JUAN 15.3S 284.8E 0039Z 02 APR
LA_PUNTA 12.1S 282.8E 0131Z 02 APR
TALARA 4.6S 278.5E 0218Z 02 APR
CHIMBOTE 9.0S 281.2E 0225Z 02 APR
PIMENTAL 6.9S 280.0E 0250Z 02 APR
ECUADOR LA_LIBERTAD 2.2S 278.8E 0239Z 02 APR
ESMERELDAS 1.2N 280.2E 0327Z 02 APR
BALTRA_ISLAND 0.5S 269.7E 0429Z 02 APR
COLOMBIA TUMACO 1.8N 281.1E 0346Z 02 APR
BAHIA_SOLANO 6.3N 282.6E 0417Z 02 APR
BUENAVENTURA 3.8N 282.8E 0433Z 02 APR
PANAMA PUERTO_PINA 7.4N 282.0E 0427Z 02 APR
PUNTA_MALA 7.5N 280.0E 0429Z 02 APR
PUNTA_BURICA 8.0N 277.1E 0441Z 02 APR
COSTA RICA CABO_MATAPALO 8.4N 276.7E 0441Z 02 APR
PUERTO_QUEPOS 9.4N 275.8E 0514Z 02 APR
CABO_SAN_ELENA 10.9N 274.0E 0531Z 02 APR
NICARAGUA SAN_JUAN_DL_SUR 11.2N 274.1E 0557Z 02 APR
PUERTO_SANDINO 12.2N 273.2E 0609Z 02 APR
CORINTO 12.5N 272.8E 0609Z 02 APR

BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.
THE TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE.

THE U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.


4 Buoys in event modes on the pacific and one in the Caribbean.
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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:18 PM
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Back a month...
First it was Chile..swarms
Then southern California..swarms
Back to Chile..soooo California again next?
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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:19 PM
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