Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - Bio-Bio, Chile, on Wednesday, 6 May 1953 at 17:16 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake at 66 km depth
Date & time: 6 May 1953 17:16:48 UTC
Depth: 66.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.093°S / 72.866°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Nevados de Chillán (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) SE of Chiguayante (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) ESE of Coronel (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) E of Lota (pop: 49,800) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSE of Concepcion (pop: 215,400) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) SSE of Penco (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSE of Talcahuano (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) NW of Los Angeles (pop: 125,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of Chillan (pop: 150,400) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) SSW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) SSW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 7.5||66 km||Bio-Bio, Chile||USGS|
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