Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - Malleco, 16 km west of Angol, Provincia de Malleco, Araucania, Chile, on Wednesday, 14 February 1962 at 06:36 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 14 Feb 1962 06:36:05 UTC
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.845°S / 72.885°W (Malleco, Araucania, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tolguaca (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) WSW of Angol (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) WNW of Collipulli (Provincia de Malleco) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSW of Nacimiento (Biobio, Biobío) (pop: 21,200) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SE of Curanilahue (Arauco, Biobío) (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SW of Los Angeles (Biobío) (pop: 125,400) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NW of Victoria (Malleco) (pop: 24,600) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Coronel (Biobío) (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) NNW of Temuco (pop: 238,100) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) S of Talcahuano (Biobío) (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
528 km (328 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: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 7.1||30 km||Araucania, Chile||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 06 Feb 1963 01:21 UTC| M 6.0 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|85 km (53 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Provincia de Arauco, Region del Biobio, 39 km northwest of Carahue, Provincia de Cautin, Araucania, Chile, on Wednesday, 6 February 1963 at 01:21 (GMT)
- 05 Feb 1963 20:39 UTC| M 6.4 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|82 km (51 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Arauco, Region del Biobio, 39 km northwest of Carahue, Provincia de Cautin, Araucania, Chile, on Tuesday, 5 February 1963 at 20:39 (GMT)
- 27 Feb 1962 12:40 UTC| M 6.2 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Arauco, 30 km west of Angol, Provincia de Malleco, Araucania, Chile, on Tuesday, 27 February 1962 at 12:40 (GMT)