Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 48 km southwest of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Tuesday, December 6, 1955 at 04:31 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.61°S / 70.338°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode: 20.61°N / 109.662°E↗
Nearest volcano: Cerro Napa (174 km / 108 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) SSW of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) N of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) S of Arica (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) NW of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) S of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) N of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) SSE of Ilo (Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) S of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) SSE of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay, Peru) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||35 km||near the coast of Tarapaca, Chile||USGS|
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