Skip to main content

M 8.3 deadly earthquake triggers Tsunami from Chile, Tahiti to Hawaii, California

Magnitude 8.3 massive earthquake rattled Chile at 19:54 local time (22:54 GMT), the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 46 km W of Illapel, Chile. It was 15.5 miles deep.

Tsunami advisories are in effect for Hawaii and Southern California. The tsunami is fanning out across much of the Pacific Ocean, though the worst of its power is expected to be focused westward toward French Polynesia, including Tahiti, The Weather Channel reported. Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia and a popular vacation destination.

tahiti tsunami warning map

According to BBC, the recent Chile earthquake is five times more energetic than the one that devastated Nepal back in April. At least 10 people have died in the recent Chile earthquake.

The Pacific Typhoon Warning Center has issued a tsunami advisory for Hawaii predicting waves of 1 to 3 feet. Similarly, the U.S. government's National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) has issued a tsunami advisory for Southern California expecting tsunami waves of less than 1 foot above normal tide levels.

The French High Commission has warned the people on the Marquesas Islands to prepare for waves of up to 1.4 metres following today's Chilean tsunami. Early ground reports from Tahiti indicate there was a wave of around 30 centimetres height in Papeete, Radio New Zealand International said.

The quake was immediately followed by four aftershocks of 6.0 or greater magnitude within 30 minutes. The tremors measured 6.3, 6.1, 6.2 and 7.0, striking at 7:59, 8:03, 8:16 and 8:18 local time, respectively.

According to USGS, earthquake occurred as the result of thrust faulting on the interface between the Nazca and South America plates in Central Chile.

Epicenter Location
46 km (29mi) W of Illapel, Chile
68 km (42mi) WNW of Salamanca, Chile
105 km (65mi) NNW of La Ligua, Chile
116 km (72mi) SSW of Ovalle, Chile
229 km (142mi) NNW of Santiago, Chile

TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
-----------------------------------

  * TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING MORE THAN 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE
    LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

      CHILE.


  * TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 1 TO 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE
    POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

      FRENCH POLYNESIA.


  * TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL
    ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF

      MEXICO... ECUADOR... PERU... ANTARCTICA... JAPAN... NEW
      CALEDONIA... NEW ZEALAND... MARSHALL ISLANDS... FIJI... SAMOA...
      AMERICAN SAMOA... COOK ISLANDS... TOKELAU... VANUATU...
      KIRIBATI... JOHNSTON ISLAND... PALMYRA ISLAND... HOWLAND AND
      BAKER... TONGA... WALLIS AND FUTUNA... PITCAIRN ISLANDS...
      NIUE... SOLOMON ISLANDS... RUSSIA... HAWAII... AND NW HAWAIIAN
      ISLANDS.


  * TSUNAMI WAVES ARE FORECAST TO BE LESS THAN 0.3 METERS ABOVE
    THE TIDE LEVEL FOR THE COASTS OF

      EL SALVADOR... GUATEMALA... HONDURAS... COSTA RICA...
      NICARAGUA... PANAMA... COLOMBIA... AUSTRALIA... PHILIPPINES...
      TAIWAN... CHINA... NORTHERN MARIANAS... GUAM... PALAU... YAP...
      POHNPEI... CHUUK... KOSRAE... NAURU... WAKE ISLAND... MIDWAY
      ISLAND... JARVIS ISLAND... TUVALU... PAPUA NEW GUINEA...
      INDONESIA... VIETNAM... MALAYSIA... AND BRUNEI.


  * ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST
    AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
    FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
    WILL LIKELY BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES.

  * FOR OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT A FORECAST HAS NOT
    YET BEEN COMPUTED. THE FORECAST WILL BE EXPANDED AS NECESSARY
    IN SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTS.

Popular posts from this blog

Global Natural Disasters Map 2021

Map of Major Natural Disasters 2021 Above is the major natural disasters occurred in 2021 so far. The natural disaster map shows the occurrences of recent natural disasters 2021 including earthquake, floods, tsunami, wildfire, tornado, hurricane etc. The information in the map (google map) is manually entered by  Recent Natural Disasters . It includes facts, statistics, photos, videos and links to detail report on particular natural disasters. Click on the icon above and a message will pop up with data about the particular natural disasters. Use the magnifying glass with the plus sign (+) to zoom in, and the minus sign (-) to zoom out. Do you want this natural disaster map? Just paste HTML below to embed in your website. You can adjust width and height according to your site layout. All global natural disasters of 2021 will be shown automatically once the code is added. <b>Map of Major Natural Disasters 2021</b><iframe  height="

How are earthquakes distributed on the map of earthquake distribution?

Q: How are earthquakes distributed on the map of earthquake distribution? A:  The earthquakes are mainly distributed at the edge of tectonic plates on the map of earthquake distribution. When earthquakes are plotted on a world map, the earthquake locations look like narrow bands winding through the continents and oceans. The earthquakes are found along the fault line and lines of plate subsidence. Related Post:  How are volcanoes distributed on the map?

Tibet/Nepal earthquake 2013 injures people

At least two tremors have been felt in Kathmandu, Nepal in interval of about 10 minutes. Updates below Felt reports below in comment section. Feel free to add yours! Update time Nepali (+5:45 UTC) Report prepared by Ashish Khanal from Kathmandu, Nepal Related post: List of earthquakes in Nepal in 2013 Update 09:18 A.M. At least one people died and three others injured in China, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Further 17 others from three tourist buses were trapped by quake-triggered landslides in Yunnan Province of China. Update 07:25 A.M. According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, another earthquake in the morning (not to be confused with midnight Tibet/Nepal earthquake) had magnitude of 5.9 in the border of southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces. The quake was felt strongly in the county seat of Deqen, Xinhua reported. Earthquake also triggered landslides, which blocked the traffic from Deqen to Benzilan in China.   Update 06:15 A.M. According to t

Typhoon Kompasu kills 11 in Philippines

October 12, 2021: Typhoon Kompasu (called "Maring" in Philippines) has claimed lives of eleven people and left seven others missing in Philippines . More than 6,500 villagers have been evacuated from flood affected areas. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), fatalities have been reported from Benguet, Cagayan and Palawan province. The Philippines' National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) was on ALERT STATUS RED since the start of the natural disaster . According to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD), Kompasu will make landfall in upper Vietnam on Wednesday or Thursday. Heavy rain is expected in Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon and Bueng Kan provinces in Thailand.