Station Information

Station ID: 571
Latitude: -36.683333
Longitude: -73.1
Coastline code: 850
Station code: 41
Country: CHILE
Time span of data: 1949 – 2023
Completeness (%): 94
Date of last update: 07 May 2024

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: SOLD, HLPN, CONZ
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: talc, talc2, quir, quir2

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1993-07-12

Talcahuano 850/041 RLR(1989) is 10.2m below BM DHN No 4

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 1949-1970 revised in April 1991

Documentation added 2010-10-25

Following a review of the documentation several comments were updated. There seems to be a datum shift after the gap in the data 1952-1955. Also seems to be a change in datum 1977 onwards.
Talcahuano is an historic station last data 1991

Documentation added 2016-10-18

Completely revised dataset has been supplied by SHOA

Data Authority

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