Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 59 km south of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Sunday, January 8, 1956 at 20:54 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 52 km depth
Depth: 51.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.966°S / 70.507°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode: 18.966°N / 109.493°E↗
Nearest volcano: Taapaca (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) SSW of Arica (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSW of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) NNW of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) S of Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre, Peru) (pop: 9,490) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) SSE of Ilo (Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) SSW of Tarata (Peru) (pop: 3,050) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) S of Quilahuani (Peru) (pop: 3,180) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SSW of Chuquitira (Peru) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) SSE of San Antonio (Peru) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (125 mi) SSE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||52 km||near the coast of Tarapaca, Chile||USGS|
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