Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 65 km north of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, Chile, on Sunday, 14 March 1937 at 11:55 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 65 km north of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, Chile, on Sunday, 14 March 1937 at 11:55 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 14 Mar 1937 11:55:47 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.861°S / 70.723°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: El Azufre (194 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (41 mi) NNW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SSW of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) NNW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) N of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (194 mi) S of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) SW of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) SW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) N of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) NW of Tinogasta (Argentina) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
956 km (594 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.415 kmnear the coast of Antofagasta, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake South Pacific Ocean, 65 km north of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, Chile, 14 March 1937 11:55 GMT

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 65 km north of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, Chile, on Sunday, 14 March 1937 at 11:55 (GMT)
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