Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 64 km west of Carahue, Provincia de Cautin, Araucania, Chile, on Monday, 23 May 1960 at 00:25 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 23 May 1960 00:25:48 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.543°S / 73.866°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Llaima (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) WNW of Carahue (Cautín) (pop: 11,900) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) WNW of Nueva Imperial (Cautín) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSW of Kanyete (Arauco) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) S of Lebu (Arauco) (pop: 22,300) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) W of Temuco (pop: 238,100) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SSW of Curanilahue (Arauco) (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SW of Angol (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) NNW of Valdivia (pop: 133,400) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) SSW of Talcahuano (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
635 km (395 mi) SSW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||20 km||offshore Araucania, Chile||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 14 Oct 1960 17:48 UTC| M 5.8 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|74 km (46 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 05 Jul 1960 05:45 UTC| M 5.8 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details