10 Feet

 

 

via Researchers Show How Far South American Cities Moved In Quake — Images.

This is the preliminary solution obtained by Project CAP (Central and Southern Andes GPS Project) for the coseismic displacement field associated with the recent M 8.8 Maule earthquake in south-central Chile. Peak measured displacement is 3.04 m near the city of Concepcion, Chile. Significant displacements are evident as far east as Buenos Aires, Argentina (2-4 cm) and as far north as the Chilean border with Peru.

Almost 10 feet!  that’s how far Concepcion moved during last week’s earthquake.  Such power, to move a great chunk of the earth’s crust so far.

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