Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 65 km southwest of Kanyete, Provincia de Arauco, Region del Biobio, Chile, on Sunday, 24 December 1961 at 23:43 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in Chile| Region del Biobio | Araucania | Santiago Metropolitan
Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 24 Dec 1961 23:43:20 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.24°S / 73.88°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Llaima (194 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (40 mi) SW of Kanyete (Arauco) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSW of Lebu (Arauco) (pop: 22,300) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NW of Carahue (Cautín) (pop: 11,900) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SSW of Curanilahue (Arauco) (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NW of Nueva Imperial (Cautín) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) WSW of Angol (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) WNW of Temuco (pop: 238,100) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SSW of Coronel (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) SSW of Talcahuano (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
606 km (377 mi) SSW of Santiago de Chile (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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|6.1||25 km||offshore Bio-Bio, Chile||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.