Nature: Earthquake Chile 42652

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Name
Nature: Earthquake Chile 42652 Gender: N/A
born on 16 August 1906 at 19:56 (= 7:56 PM )
Place Valparaiso, Chile, 33s02, 71w38
Timezone LMT m71w38 (is local mean time)
Data source
Timed documented source, news
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°12' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 17°27 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 24°28'



Biography

Chilean great earthquake, just four months after the San Francisco quake and very destructive. The USGS assigned a magnitude of 8.39 Richter and 3,000 people died. Valparaiso is located at the Pacific Coast, at 71W 32. It was a very important port for the Cape Horn route, before the Panama Canal.

This event was actually predicted by the navy officer who was in charge of meteorology and calculations of tidal tables in the Chilean navy. The Atmospheric phenomena prediction was translated into English, "The Meteorological Office of the Navy had made prognostications of atmospheric and seismic phenomena for the day August 16 , based on the following observations: On that day there will be a conjunction of Neptune with the Moon, being Moon at its maximum of north declination. Due to that positions, the circumference of the perilous circle, pass over Valparaiso, and the critical point formed with the perilous circle of the Sun, pass near this port."

Captain Arturo Middleton, Valparaiso, August 6 1906.

The prediction was exact. The day started with a weird fog and mild rain, then came the earthquake, and the rain continued for a week after the catastrophic quake.

Events

Source Notes

Given on the web, 19:56 Santiago time (= minus 4 min) project_enceladus@yahoogroups.com, 6/2001

Categories

  • Mundane : Disasters : Natural Disasters (Earthquake 8.39; 3,000 dead)

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