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Tsunami risk from Chilean earthquake – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on April 2nd, 2014.

A two metre-high tsunami has been generated after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake in the Pacific Ocean off Chile earlier today. The US Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake was centred 86km north-west of Iquique in northern Chile. A tsunami warning has been issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador and a tsunami watch is in effect […]

The Press: The power of the Earth

Peter Griffin posted in on March 1st, 2010.

Luke Appleby, writing in The Press, puts into context the recent Chilean earthquake, the energy it produced, and its effects. An excerpt: (read in full here) “It’s estimated that a magnitude 8.8 quake generates 66.6 exajoules of energy – but how much is that in real terms? “Well, it’s a lot, but here are a few comparisons […]

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Experts on tsunami and Chilean earthquake

Peter Griffin posted in on February 28th, 2010.

Updated 7.30pm: Civil Defence has downgraded its national tsunami warning to an advisory but says water surges and rapid seal level changes could continue for up to 24 hours. “Wave heights could be larger than what we have currently experienced but within the threat levels and wave height estimates that have been previously forecast,” it […]

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