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Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 39 km north of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, January 29, 1924 at 01:54 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 39 km north of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, January 29, 1924 at 01:54 GMT Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 39 km north of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, January 29, 1924 at 01:54 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 45 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 29, 1924 01:54:58 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.7
Depth45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude28.222°S / 70.755°W (Huasco, Atacama, Chile)
Antipode28.222°N / 109.245°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoCopiapo (190 km / 118 mi)
Nearby towns and cities39 km (24 mi) N of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (65 mi) SSW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
193 km (120 mi) NNE of La Serena (Coquimbo) (pop: 154,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
201 km (125 mi) NNE of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
218 km (135 mi) SSW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
268 km (167 mi) N of Ovalle (Coquimbo) (pop: 77,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
382 km (237 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo) (pop: 22,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
403 km (250 mi) WNW of Rioja (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 162,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
582 km (362 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (Metropolitana) (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.745 kmAtacama, ChileUSGS
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