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Major magnitude 8.5 earthquake - Provincia de Copiapo, 94 km east of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile, on Saturday, November 11, 1922 at 04:32 GMT

Major magnitude 8.5 earthquake - Provincia de Copiapo, 94 km east of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile, on Saturday, November 11, 1922 at 04:32 GMT

Major magnitude 8.5 earthquake at 70 km depth

Date & time: Nov 11, 1922 04:32:51 UTC
Magnitude: 8.5
Depth: 70.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.293°S / 69.852°W (Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile)
Antipode: 28.293°N / 110.148°E
Nearest volcano: Incapillo (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (59 mi) ENE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SSE of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) S of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) NE of La Serena (Coquimbo) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) NE of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) WNW of Chilecito (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) NNE of Ovalle (Coquimbo) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (197 mi) WNW of Rioja (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
579 km (360 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (Metropolitana) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1017 joules (98559 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 8.5 x 107 tons of TNT or 5300.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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8.570 kmAtacama, ChileUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

Date and timeMag
May 15, 1925 11:57
97 years ago

30 km
18 km S of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, ChileMore
Jan 29, 1924 01:54
98 years ago

45 km
39 km N of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, ChileMore
May 4, 1923 22:26
99 years ago

35 km
68 km SW of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, ChileMore
Nov 17, 1922 11:02
100 years ago

15 km
118 km W of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Nov 11, 1922 18:09
100 years ago

35 km
27 km NE of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, ChileMore

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