Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Tamarugal, 127 km east of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Saturday, 12 June 1965 at 18:50 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 102 km depth
Depth: 102.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.38°S / 68.944°W (Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Napa (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) E of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) NE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) N of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) SE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) SSE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) WSW of Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) NNE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) WSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) S of La Paz (Bolivia) (pop: 812,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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