Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Iquique, 26 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Saturday, December 29, 1962 at 10:41 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 50 km depth
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.105°S / 69.927°W↗ (Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 20.105°N / 110.073°E↗
Nearest volcano: Cerro Tatajachura (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) ENE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) N of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) S of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) NNW of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (194 mi) SSE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) SSE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) N of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
499 km (310 mi) SW of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (pop: 900,400) --> 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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|6.2||50 km||Tarapaca, Chile||USGS|
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