In 2010, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake occurred approximately 100 km southwest of Talca, Chile, resulting in a tsunami, major property damage, and over 500 deaths. This earthquake is one of three earthquakes included in the virtual earthquake simulation accessed through the link to the right (How is an earthquake epicenter located?).
The resources on this page focus primarily on the instruments, methods and data used to measure and locate earthquakes. Start exploring!
Where did earthquakes occur this week? How many? How big were they?Click to learn!
How is an earthquake epicenter located, and how is its magnitude determined?Click to learn!
What is the difference between a P wave and an S wave?Click to learn!
What else should I know about measuring earthquakes?Click to learn!
What are the details of the geology and fault system at Talca, Chile?Click to learn!