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Earthquakes X2 - bigones

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posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 07:06 AM
So the ring of fire is rattling abit more than usual.

Normally we chat about one reasonable sized quake and its after shocks but how does 2 totally seperate quakes within 20 mins grab you.

Especially when both are above 6.2.

Originated in sth pacific near chile.

Pestilence, disease and earthquakes in diverse places so wondering who's next.>recent

posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 08:11 AM
a reply to: CthruU

Not to mention locust plagues ...

posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 10:19 AM
a reply to: CthruU

Will Mt. Rainier be the next one to go? That could cure up some issues going on in that portion of the state.

posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 03:06 PM
this full moon is gonna pack a wallop and the rest of this year is gonna be thunder cracks right over my head...

posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 04:00 PM
a reply to: CthruU

That's just The Peru-Chile Trench.

The boundary between the Nazca subducting under the South American plate.

Most active fault for 6.0+ magnitude earthquakes.

Also holds the record for largest recorded Megathrust Earthquake called The Valdivia Earthquake measuring 9.5.


1570 Concepcion earthquake: Mw ~8.3
1687 Peru earthquake: Mw ~8.7
1730 Valparaíso earthquake Ms ~8.7
1746 Lima–Callao earthquake: Mw ~8.7
1868 Arica earthquake: Mw ~9.0
1877 Offshore Tarapaca, Peru:[6] Mw ~8.3
1906 Valparaíso earthquake Mw 8.2
1942 Peru earthquake: Mw 8.2
1960 Valdivia earthquake: Mw 9.5, the largest earthquake ever recorded on the earth.
1970 Ancash earthquake: Mw7.9

Since 2000:

2001 southern Peru earthquake: Mw 8.4
2005 Tarapacá earthquake Mw 7.8
2007 Tocopilla earthquake Mw 7.7
2007 Peru earthquake: Mw 8.0
2010 Chile earthquake: Mw 8.8
2010 Pichilemu earthquake Mw 7.0
2014 Iquique earthquake Mw 8.2
2015 Illapel earthquake Mw 8.3

Every year one Mw 8.0+ hits earth somewhere. This subduction zone leads all others with occurrence of that strong earthquake.

At 6.6 cm per year the rate of slip (Nazca plate subduction), coupled with the East Pacific rise (Nazca/Pacific divergent boundary) spreading at 15 cm a year leads to greater frequency of movements with this area of the planet.
edit on 1-9-2020 by Degradation33 because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 04:06 PM
a reply to: Degradation33

Yep. Was just going to point out that's not remotely unusual for them, they barely bat an eyelash down there.

They're larger quakes, but it's typical for that area. Basically, in the context of track records and expectations, it's NBD/nothing new to Chileans.
edit on 9/1/2020 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 05:20 PM
i heard they're taking the McRib off the menu..


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