Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 20 km southwest of Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chile, on Friday, June 19, 1970 at 10:56 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 60 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.261°S / 70.276°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode: 22.261°N / 109.724°E↗
Nearest volcano: San Pedro (198 km / 123 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (13 mi) SSW of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) W of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) N of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) WNW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) S of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) WSW of San Cristobal de Lipez (Bolivia) (pop: 75) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) N of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) WSW of Colchani (Bolivia) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) WSW of Uyuni (Antonio Quijarro, Bolivia) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
522 km (325 mi) SW of Challapata (Eduardo Avaroa, Bolivia) (pop: 8,020) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||60 km||near the coast of Antofagasta, Chile||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Nov 13, 1970 00:09|
51 years ago
|25 km E of Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chile||More|