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Latest Geology of Chile Stories

2013-09-11 12:21:10

PARIS, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veolia Water Chile and Vapor Procesos, a Chilean solutions provider for copper recovery from mining operations, have secured a contract with Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, to recover copper from tailings pond water at Codelco's El Teniente mine, located 120 km (approximately 75 miles) south of Santiago de Chile. Veolia Water Chile and Vapor Procesos established a joint venture called Veolia W Procesos (VWP) to provide metal...

'Caldas Tear' Resolves Seismic Activity Beneath Colombia
2013-06-06 20:49:15

Seismological Society of America Colombia sits atop a complex geological area where three tectonic plates are interacting, producing seismicity patterns that have puzzled seismologists for years. Now seismologists have identified the "Caldas tear," which is a break in a slab that separates two subducting plates and accounts for curious features, including a "nest" of seismic activity beneath east-central Colombia and high grade mineral deposits on the surface. In a paper published in...

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2010-03-09 09:35:00

A jumping rupture process The extremely strong earthquake in Chile on February 27 this year was a complicated rupture process, as scientists from the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences found out. Quakes with such magnitude virtually penetrate the entire Earth's crust. After closer analysis of the seismic waves radiated by this earthquake during the first 134 seconds after start of the rupture, the researchers came to the conclusion that only the region around the actual epicenter was...