Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Tamarugal, 141 km south of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Tuesday, December 6, 1960 at 08:56 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 50 km depth
Depth: 49.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.404°S / 69.694°W↗ (Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 21.404°N / 110.306°E↗
Nearest volcano: Aucanquilcha (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km (58 mi) NE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) SSE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) NW of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) NW of San Pedro de Atacama (Antofagasta) (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) NNE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (206 mi) S of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) S of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (284 mi) SW of Huanuni (Pantaleón Dalence, Oruro, Bolivia) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (289 mi) SW of Llallagua (Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (289 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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