Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake - 34 km northeast of Constitucion, Provincia de Talca, Maule Region, Chile, on Saturday, December 1, 1928 at 04:06 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.155°S / 72.105°W↗ (Maule Region, Chile)
Antipode: 35.155°N / 107.895°E↗
Nearest volcano: Descabezado Grande (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) NE of Constitucion (Maule) (pop: 37,900) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NW of Talca (Maule) (pop: 197,500) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) NW of San Javier (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) W of Molina (Provincia de Curicó, Maule) (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WSW of Curico (Maule) (pop: 102,400) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SW of Santa Cruz (Colchagua, O'Higgins) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NNW of Linares (Maule) (pop: 69,500) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NNE of Cauquenes (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) SW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1016 joules (6219 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5.4 x 106 tons of TNT or 334.4 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.7||35 km||Maule, Chile||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 02 Dec 1928 04:20 UTC| M 7.0 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|87 km (54 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 53 km southwest of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, Chile, on Sunday, December 2, 1928 at 04:20 (GMT)