Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 40 km northwest of Carahue, Provincia de Cautin, Region de la Araucania, Chile, on Tuesday, 5 July 1960 at 05:45 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 5 Jul 1960 05:45:30 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.534°S / 73.555°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Llaima (160 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) WNW of Carahue (Cautín) (pop: 11,900) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) WNW of Nueva Imperial (Cautín) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) S of Kanyete (Arauco) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) WSW of Traiguén (Malleco) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) WNW of Temuco (pop: 238,100) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) WNW of Pitrufquén (Cautín) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) W of Lautaro (Cautín) (pop: 21,600) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) N of Valdivia (pop: 133,400) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) S of Talcahuano (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
622 km (387 mi) SSW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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