Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Arauco, 16 km east of Kanyete, Provincia de Arauco, Region del Biobio, Chile, on Sunday, 29 May 1960 at 08:34 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 29 May 1960 08:34:25 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.749°S / 73.23°W (Arauco, Region del Biobio, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tolguaca (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) ENE of Kanyete (Arauco, Biobío) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSE of Curanilahue (Arauco, Biobío) (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) ESE of Lebu (Arauco, Biobío) (pop: 22,300) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) W of Angol (Araucanía) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) S of Coronel (Biobío) (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) WSW of Los Angeles (Biobío) (pop: 125,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) S of Chiguayante (Biobío) (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (64 mi) S of Concepcion (Biobío) (pop: 215,400) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) S of Talcahuano (Biobío) (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
531 km (330 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: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.9||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|25 km (16 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)