Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Biobio, 25 km south of Los Angeles, Provincia de Biobio, Region del Biobio, Chile, on Sunday, 29 May 1960 at 07:39 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 29 May 1960 07:39:33 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.689°S / 72.436°W (Biobio, Region del Biobio, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Callaqui (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) W of Mulchén (Biobio, Biobío) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SSW of Los Angeles (Biobío) (pop: 125,400) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) ENE of Angol (Araucanía) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SE of Nacimiento (Biobio, Biobío) (pop: 21,200) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) N of Collipulli (Provincia de Malleco, Araucanía) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SE of Coronel (Biobío) (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SSE of Chiguayante (Biobío) (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) SSE of Concepcion (Biobío) (pop: 215,400) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) SSE of Talcahuano (Biobío) (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
498 km (309 mi) SSW of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> 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||25 km||Bio-Bio, Chile||USGS|
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- 01 Jun 1960 05:03 UTC| M 6.1 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|56 km (35 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Malleco, 28 km southwest of Angol, Provincia de Malleco, Araucania, Chile, on Wednesday, 1 June 1960 at 05:03 (GMT)