Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - Iquique, 32 km south of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Thursday, February 23, 1933 at 08:09 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.5°S / 70.157°W↗ (Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 20.5°N / 109.843°E↗
Nearest volcano: Cerro Tatajachura (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) S of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) N of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) S of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) NNW of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) S of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) SSE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) N of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) SSE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) SSE of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay, Arequipa, Peru) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.2||35 km||Tarapaca, Chile||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 04 Dec 1934 17:24 UTC| M 6.5 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|149 km (93 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapaca, 105 km southeast of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Tuesday, December 4, 1934 at 17:24 (GMT)