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6.4 Temuco

Post by Dagny » Mon May 03, 2010 8:50 pm

Just saw news flash- 6.4 outside of Temuco - no other info yet -

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Re: 6.4 Temuco

Post by Dagny » Mon May 03, 2010 8:53 pm

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ ... 10vvcg.php

Magnitude
6.4
Date-Time
Monday, May 03, 2010 at 23:09:45 UTC
Monday, May 03, 2010 at 07:09:45 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
38.110°S, 73.648°W
Depth
20.6 km (12.8 miles)
Region
OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
Distances
55 km (35 miles) S of Lebu, Bio-Bio, Chile
115 km (70 miles) NW of Temuco, Araucania, Chile
135 km (85 miles) WSW of Los Angeles, Bio-Bio, Chile
585 km (360 miles) SSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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Re: 6.4 Temuco

Post by Wedding Photographer » Mon May 03, 2010 9:07 pm

nothing seems to have rippled upto region V although yesterday my claendar did make several swings on its nail hanging from the wall
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Re: 6.4 Temuco

Post by admin » Mon May 03, 2010 9:12 pm

dang it, I was going to post that first.

That is more or less the coordinates of the underwater volcano (only about 1 km under the water) near Isla Mocha.

I was outside and heard it coming in a, 'what the hell is that sound' sort of way about 20 seconds before it hit. Good jolt to the house, lasted about 20 seconds. My cat nearly ran me over on her way out the door.

Funny, my cat use to take off for 12 hours for any quake over a 6.0. Now she only leaves for about an hour. Last week there was a little 5.4, and she got really scarred and insisted she wanted to get out of the house. I opened the window, she looked at it for a few seconds, then she decided she better check if her food bowl was o.k. instead. So, even my cat is not really taking them all that seriously anymore.
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Re: 6.4 Temuco

Post by admin » Mon May 03, 2010 9:14 pm

My usgs report is a bit different:

***This event supersedes event PT10123002.


Region: OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
Geographic coordinates: 38.110S, 73.647W
Magnitude: 6.4 Mw
Depth: 20 km
Universal Time (UTC): 3 May 2010 23:09:45
Time near the Epicenter: 3 May 2010 19:09:45
Local standard time in your area: 3 May 2010 19:09:45

Location with respect to nearby cities:
111 km (69 miles) NW (310 degrees) of Temuco, Chile
151 km (94 miles) SSW (200 degrees) of Concepcion, Chile
191 km (119 miles) N (349 degrees) of Valdivia, Chile
579 km (360 miles) SSW (207 degrees) of SANTIAGO, Chile
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Re: 6.4 Temuco

Post by Dagny » Mon May 03, 2010 9:15 pm

Glad all, including Kitty, are unrattled :D
The BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN sure made it sound like Temuco was in for he*l on earth...
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Re: 6.4 Temuco

Post by admin » Mon May 03, 2010 10:00 pm

No, I would definitely say it was one of the strongest we have had since the big one. The whole house took a serious jolt to the SW, with lots of general vibrations before and after. Kind of strange was that it seemed to come from the North East (the mountains). It was kind of like a wave passed us inland, and bounced off the mountains and came back at us. Just the general sensation I had based on the directions the sound and movement came from.
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Re: 6.4 Temuco

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Tue May 04, 2010 1:14 am

Real interesting the recent upswing in Ricter scale of temblores from Valpo-O'Higgins to Bio-Bio. Let's hope the 7.8 some seismo experts say is still in the cards proves false.

BTW, I still find it interesting that there always seems to be small quakes in the PR-VI-Haiti region before a temblor in our neck.

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Re: 6.4 Temuco

Post by sputnic1 » Tue May 04, 2010 1:42 am

I'm normally asleep at this time of night, but I wanted to watch a movie. Glad you seem to be ok. If earthquakes keep happening down there, my wife is going to have second thoughts about moving! Stop it, please?

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Re: 6.4 Temuco

Post by mlightheart » Tue May 04, 2010 10:39 am

I was outside at the time and I didn't even notice it at all. My daughter was outside too and when she was going into the house she noticed the tail end of it. My wife and the other children in the house really noticed it. The boy who cleans my furnace was on the roof about an hour or so earlier and he said that he hopes that there isn't another earthquake while he is up there. :)

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Re: 6.4 Temuco

Post by Kel » Wed May 05, 2010 4:27 pm

Wow! Didn't know there was an underwater volcano near Isla Mocha! That is not a nice thing for that special little island. The island rose 2 meters during the recent quake. The fault there is a subduction zone. So the other plate is pushing under (which is why the island rose). Volcanoes do occur along subductions zones because the newly subducted earth tends to melt and bubble up as a volcano. So it wouldn't be to surprising to have some magma flows after a major subduction event.

The sound coming before the earthquake is a bit weird. I've been in a lot of earthquakes in California and there was no sound prior. That also sounds like magma flowing. Weird stuff out and about.
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Re: 6.4 Temuco

Post by greg~judy » Wed May 05, 2010 5:42 pm

You need to move on down to Frutillar before the shifting earth gets any closer!
Nice place... but...
If the shifting earth follows you to Fruitillar...
As such things do, in Chile...
You will probably end up in Lago Llanquihue :roll:
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