Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Oruro, 374 km west of Sucre, Departamento de Chuquisaca, Bolivia, on Friday, 20 August 1965 at 09:42 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Oruro, 374 km west of Sucre, Departamento de Chuquisaca, Bolivia, on Friday, 20 August 1965 at 09:42 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 124 km depth

Date & time: 20 Aug 1965 09:42:50 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 124.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.954°S / 68.82°W (Oruro, Bolivia)
Nearest volcano: Isluga (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
165 km (102 mi) ESE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota, Chile) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NE of Iquique (Tarapacá, Chile) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (128 mi) WSW of Oruro (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) WSW of Huanuni (Pantaleón Dalence) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) WSW of Llallagua (Rafael Bustillo, Potosí) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) SSW of La Paz (pop: 812,800) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) SW of Quillacollo (Cochabamba) (pop: 87,300) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) WSW of Cochabamba (pop: 900,400) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (233 mi) W of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.7124 kmOruro, BoliviaUSGS
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