Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Malleco, 36 km west of Traiguén, Provincia de Malleco, Araucania, Chile, on Friday, 14 October 1960 at 17:48 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 14 Oct 1960 17:48:32 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.323°S / 73.068°W (Malleco, Araucania, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Llaima (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) WSW of Traiguén (Malleco) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNW of Nueva Imperial (Cautín) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) WNW of Lautaro (Cautín) (pop: 21,600) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) NW of Temuco (pop: 238,100) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSE of Kanyete (Arauco, Biobío) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) W of Victoria (Malleco) (pop: 24,600) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Angol (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of Collipulli (Provincia de Malleco) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (110 mi) S of Talcahuano (Biobío) (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
583 km (363 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: 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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