Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Tamarugal, 133 km east of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Tuesday, November 30, 1976 at 00:40 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Tamarugal, 133 km east of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Tuesday, November 30, 1976 at 00:40 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 82 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 30, 1976 00:40:57 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 82.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.52°S / 68.919°W (Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 20.52°N / 111.081°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro Napa (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
133 km (83 mi) ESE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) N of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) NE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (167 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) SSE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) SSW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (215 mi) WSW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) NNE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) WSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (282 mi) SW of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (pop: 900,400) --> 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.582 kmTarapaca, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (24 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 4, 1977 00:27
45 years ago
5.2

82 km
Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 142 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Mar 20, 1977 05:43
45 years ago
5.0

140 km
Tamarugal, 178 km SE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Feb 28, 1977 20:12
45 years ago
4.7

173 km
Departamento de Potosi, 279 km SW of Oruro, BoliviaMore
Feb 26, 1977 08:52
45 years ago
4.9

154 km
Potosi, BoliviaMore
Jan 14, 1977 05:32
45 years ago
4.9

152 km
245 km SW of Ciudad Potosi, Departamento de Potosi, BoliviaMore
Jan 7, 1977 14:07
45 years ago
4.7

101 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 127 km SE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Jan 3, 1977 08:56
45 years ago
4.9

136 km
Departamento de Potosi, BoliviaMore
Dec 28, 1976 13:51
45 years ago
5.8

89 km
El Loa, Antofagasta, 193 km SE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Dec 20, 1976 08:37
45 years ago
4.6

111 km
Tamarugal, 151 km SE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Dec 19, 1976 21:18
45 years ago
4.1

225 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 95 km SE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Dec 17, 1976 20:23
45 years ago
5.6

57 km
Departamento de Potosi, BoliviaMore
Dec 13, 1976 01:16
45 years ago
4.8

77 km
Tamarugal, 180 km SE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Dec 9, 1976 02:47
45 years ago
4.9

73 km
297 km W of Ciudad Potosi, Departamento de Potosi, BoliviaMore
Dec 4, 1976 12:32
45 years ago
5.6

72 km
Departamento de Potosi, BoliviaMore
Dec 4, 1976 05:06
45 years ago
5.2

78 km
Departamento de Potosi, BoliviaMore
Dec 3, 1976 05:27
45 years ago
5.4

71 km
Departamento de Potosi, 390 km SW of Sucre, Chuquisaca, BoliviaMore
Dec 1, 1976 08:13
45 years ago
4.7

91 km
Tamarugal, 123 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Nov 30, 1976 21:12
45 years ago
4.6

119 km
Tamarugal, 172 km SE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Nov 30, 1976 17:08
45 years ago
5.5

69 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 103 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Nov 30, 1976 11:37
45 years ago
4.3

89 km
147 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Nov 30, 1976 09:07
45 years ago
4.9

60 km
Tamarugal, 159 km SE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Nov 30, 1976 07:41
45 years ago
5.1

81 km
Departamento de Potosi, BoliviaMore
Nov 30, 1976 02:54
45 years ago
4.5

59 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 145 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Nov 30, 1976 02:21
45 years ago
5.2

92 km
Departamento de Potosi, BoliviaMore

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