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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 27 Feb 1962 12:40:46 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.732°S / 73.053°W (Arauco, Region de la Araucania, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tolguaca (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) WNW of Angol (Araucanía) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) ENE of Kanyete (Arauco, Biobío) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SE of Curanilahue (Arauco, Biobío) (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SW of Nacimiento (Biobio, Biobío) (pop: 21,200) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Los Angeles (Biobío) (pop: 125,400) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) S of Coronel (Biobío) (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) S of Chiguayante (Biobío) (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) S of Talcahuano (Biobío) (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NNW of Temuco (Araucanía) (pop: 238,100) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 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: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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