Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Bío Bío Province, 17 km northwest of Nacimiento, Provincia de Biobio, Region del Biobio, Chile, on Thursday, 11 May 1961 at 08:38 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 11 May 1961 08:38:29 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.439°S / 72.848°W (Bío Bío Province, Region del Biobio, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Antuco (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) WNW of Nacimiento (Biobio, Biobío) (pop: 21,200) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SW of Laja (Biobío) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) NNW of Angol (Araucanía) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) W of Los Angeles (Biobío) (pop: 125,400) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) E of Curanilahue (Arauco, Biobío) (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SE of Lota (Biobío) (pop: 49,800) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSE of Coronel (Biobío) (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SSE of Concepcion (Biobío) (pop: 215,400) --> See nearby quakes!
473 km (294 mi) SSW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
486 km (302 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: 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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|6.1||25 km||Bio-Bio, Chile||USGS|
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