Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile, on Thursday, 10 May 1951 at 21:32 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 10 May 1951 21:32:57 UTC
Depth: 32.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.152°S / 72.101°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Palomo (173 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) NNW of Los Navegantes (Provincia de Cardenal Caro) (pop: 231) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SW of San Antonio (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SW of Cartagena (San Antonio) (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NW of Santa Cruz (Colchagua) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) WSW of Melipilla (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) WNW of San Vicente (Cachapoal) (pop: 22,600) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) WNW of San Vicente de Tagua Tagua (Cachapoal) (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) W of Rancagua (pop: 212,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) WSW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) WSW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||33 km||offshore Libertador O'Higgins, Chile||USGS|
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