Major magnitude 8.2 earthquake - 17 km west of La Ligua, Petorca Province, Valparaiso, Chile, on Friday, August 17, 1906 at 00:40 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 8.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.4°S / 71.4°W↗ (Petorca Province, Valparaiso, Chile)
Antipode: 32.4°N / 108.6°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) WNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NNW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) N of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) N of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNE of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) WNW of San Felipe (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1017 joules (34970 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3 x 107 tons of TNT or 1880.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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