Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 95 km south of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Saturday, November 28, 1970 at 14:45 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 45 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 45.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.019°S / 69.86°W↗ (Provincia de Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 21.019°N / 110.14°E↗
Nearest volcano: Cerro Napa (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) SSE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NNE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NNW of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) S of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) N of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) S of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) SSE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) SW of Huanuni (Pantaleón Dalence, Oruro, Bolivia) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (279 mi) SW of Llallagua (Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||45 km||Tarapaca, Chile||USGS|
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