Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - Tamarugal, 136 km east of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Sunday, Jun 14, 1959 12:12 am (GMT +0)
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Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 109 km depth
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Jun 14, 1959 12:12 am (GMT +0)
Depth: 109.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.407°S / 68.862°W↗ (Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 20.407°N / 111.138°E↗
Nearest volcano: Cerro Napa (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (85 mi) E of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) N of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) NE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) SE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) SSE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) SSW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) WSW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) NNE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) WSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) SW of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (pop: 900,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.1||109 km||Tarapaca, Chile||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 06 Dec 1960 08:56 UTC| M 6.1 |49.6 km (30.8 mi) depth|141 km (87 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Tamarugal, 141 km south of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 1960 8:56 am (GMT +0)