3/23/2015 — 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes at the border of Peru + Chile

A sizable 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck on the border of Chile, and Peru.

6.4m earthquake march 23 2015

 

This earthquake was forecast to occur on March 12, 2015.

11 days ago this warning was issued for the border of Peru + Chile:

Quote the text from this video:

“Mexico City south to Guatemala.. be on watch for a greater than 6.0 magnitude event.

North Chile to South Peru, along the coast, keep watch for a possible 6.0 – 7.0M over the next 7 days or less.”


Over the past few days, a 6.0M struck South of Mexico City, North of Guatemala (as expected , in the time expected – downgraded to 5.4M from original 6.0M).

It took 3 additional days beyond the 7 day watch issued for the 6.4M to now strike at the Peru/Chile border.

This area is also showing volcanic unrest.  Villarica volcano in Chile had a major eruption a few weeks ago, and now is showing signs of more unrest.
See the eruption at Villarica volcano in Chile, from a few weeks ago, here:

 


Information from the USGS on the 6.4 magnitude (originally 6.2M then downgraded to 6.1M, now upgraded to 6.4 magnitude )

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10001ppx#general_summary

Scientific – Summary

Origin

Magnitude / uncertainty 6.4 mwp± 0.0
Location / uncertainty 18.437°S 69.364°W± 3.2 km
Depth / uncertainty 128.1 km± 4.4
Origin Time 2015-03-23 04:51:37.370 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 143
Minimum Distance 18.92 km (0.17°)
Travel Time Residual 1.16 sec
Azimuthal Gap 62°

2 thoughts on “3/23/2015 — 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes at the border of Peru + Chile

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