a shift in the polar motion excitation functions). The scales which use these effects of an earthquake as a parameter for assessment are known as Earthquake … The main effects are a change in the Length of Day and in the amplitude of the Chandler Wobble, and a shift of the figure axis of the Earth (i.e. The epicenter of the earthquake was 325km southwest of Santiago, 35km depth; with Concepcion, the second largest city in Chile (population approx 200,000) most affected. There has been report of some aftershocks and tsunamis. The depth of the focus - if it's shallow, it can be more destructive.

Some are saying that it was a whole different earthquake. We all know, there was an earthquake in Chile with a magnitude of 8.8.

On February 27, a large number of ports, towns and large cities along Chile’s south-central coast were devastated by an earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale, and the tsunami that follow I couldn’t find enough information about that, so I will just continue with the after-shocks.

On 27 February at 03:34 am (local time) an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 on the Richter scale has struck off the Chilean coast. In 1960, the largest earthquake ever instrumentally recorded occurred in southern Chile. On This Day: 1960 Chilean Earthquake and Tsunami. More than 90 aftershocks had been recorded, ranging from 4.9 to 6.9 in magnitude. Richer countries will be more likely to be able to predict, protect and prepare themselves from the effects of an earthquake. The original earthquake took place on February 27 2010. These effects are known as earthquake environmental effects (EEE).

Some of the after-shocks caused a lot off damage, since …