Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 63 km southeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Saturday, October 19, 1929 at 10:12 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 65 km depth
Depth: 65.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.751°S / 68.403°W↗ (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode: 22.751°N / 111.597°E↗
Nearest volcano: Sairecabur (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) NW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) ESE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (123 mi) ESE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) WSW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) SSE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) WNW of Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) NW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) WSW of Tarija (Bolivia) (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) SW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.8||65 km||Antofagasta, Chile||USGS|
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