PUNTA ARENAS

WARNING: QCFLAG EXISTS. PLEASE READ THE DOCUMENTATION.

Station Information

Station ID: 473
Latitude: -53.166667
Longitude: -70.9
Coastline code: 850
Station code: 61
Country: CHILE
Time span of RLR data: 1964 – 1970
RLR completeness (%): 61
Time span of metric data: 1942 – 1991
Metric completeness (%): 70
Date of last update: 19 Jul 1996

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station
Red Marker: Neighbouring Metric Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: PARC
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: ptar2, ptar

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Punta Arenas 850/061 RLR(1970) is 9.7m below BM7

Documentation added 1996-01-03

There was a magnitude 7.8 earthquake about 20 km offshore of northern Chile on 30 July 1995 which produced a tsunami of 1.3 m at Caldera and which was seen in many records across the Pacific (information from NTF, Australia).

Documentation added 2001-01-26

For a review of the new Chilean tide gauge network, see "Tides in the Chilean Coasts" by Juan J. Fierro, Hydro International,Jan/Feb 2001, pp.7-9. Coastline prone to earthquake activity;
Data possibly affected as a result

Documentation added 2010-10-25

Because of the occurance of the earthquake in 1995 and because the area is prone to earthquake activity the station has been flagged.

Documentation added 2015-07-13

A permanent station was established at Punta Arenas in 1988 see id. 2263

Data Authority

Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy
Errazuriz 254
Playa Ancha
Valparaiso