4/02/2014 — SECOND large earthquake strikes Chile — 7.8M event — Local Tsunami warning issued

Video here 4/02/2014 :

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A second large earthquake, measuring 7.8 magnitude,  has struck off the shores of Chile. (April 2, 2014)

7.8m chile april 2 2014

This event was most likely a shock for the region after the large 8.2M earthquake on April 1, 2014.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000p27i#summary

M7.8 – 23km S of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 02:43:15 UTC

Event Time

  1. 2014-04-03 02:43:15 UTC
  2. 2014-04-02 23:43:15 UTC-03:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-02 21:43:15 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

20.430°S 70.113°W depth=20.0km (12.4mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 23km (14mi) S of Iquique, Chile
  2. 184km (114mi) N of Tocopilla, Chile
  3. 217km (135mi) S of Arica, Chile
  4. 256km (159mi) NNW of Calama, Chile
  5. 481km (299mi) SSW of La Paz, Bolivia

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Luckily this occurred on land, not at sea.

chile land quake april 2014

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http://www.tsunami.gov

http://ptwc.weather.gov/

no tsunami april 2 2014a

http://ptwc.weather.gov/text.php?id=pacific.TSUPAC.2014.04.03.0313

000
WEPA40 PHEB 030313
TSUPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 002
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0313Z 03 APR 2014

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

IN THIS MESSAGE THE MAGNITUDE IS INCREASED TO 7.8.

... A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

 CHILE / PERU

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 -  0243Z 03 APR 2014
 COORDINATES -  20.4 SOUTH   70.1 WEST
 DEPTH       -   20 KM
 LOCATION    -  NEAR THE COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE
 MAGNITUDE   -  7.8

EVALUATION

 IT IS NOT KNOWN THAT A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED.  THIS WARNING IS
 BASED ONLY ON THE EARTHQUAKE EVALUATION. AN EARTHQUAKE OF THIS
 SIZE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THAT CAN
 STRIKE COASTLINES IN THE REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER WITHIN MINUTES
 TO HOURS. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE
 ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS CENTER WILL MONITOR
 SEA LEVEL GAUGES NEAREST THE REGION AND REPORT IF ANY TSUNAMI
 WAVE ACTIVITY IS OBSERVED. THE WARNING WILL NOT EXPAND TO OTHER
 AREAS OF THE PACIFIC UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED TO
 WARRANT SUCH AN EXPANSION.

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    0253Z 03 APR
                  ANTOFAGASTA        23.3S 289.6E    0317Z 03 APR
                  ARICA              18.5S 289.7E    0321Z 03 APR
                  CALDERA            27.1S 289.2E    0346Z 03 APR
                  COQUIMBO           29.9S 288.6E    0411Z 03 APR
 PERU             MOLLENDO           17.1S 288.0E    0329Z 03 APR
                  SAN_JUAN           15.3S 284.8E    0347Z 03 APR
                  LA_PUNTA           12.1S 282.8E    0438Z 03 APR

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

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

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Localized wave warnings now issued, and the previous wave is still causing international activity on the buoys (showing wave activity across the ENTIRE pacific).

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

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Video of the 8.2M earthquake tsunami wave propagation here:

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Overall VERY heavy movement still occurring in the region around Chile, also adjacent areas need to be on alert for possible noteworthy movement in the near term.

The adjacent area movement threat is evidenced by the 6.0M striking off the shores of Panama earlier in the day BEFORE this 7.8M event in Chile.

Since the 8.2M earthquake, the swarm in the region has been very large, standing out on any earthquake map / chart:

5.0m and greater past 3 days april 2 2014

 

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Day BEFORE the large quake.. a silent volcano in Peru suddenly erupted after being inactive for 40 years !  March 31, 2014.

Video here:

Thanks to several viewers for letting me know about this!!🙂

Full story here:

http://www.webpronews.com/peru-volcano-awakens-after-40-years-2014-04

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Watch my most recent earthquake overview here:

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Multiple earthquake monitoring links are here (national and international):

http://liveweatherfeeds.wordpress.com

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