Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, 30 June 1977 at 11:13 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, 30 June 1977 at 11:13 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 46 km depth

Date & time: 30 Jun 1977 11:13:36 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 46.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.161°S / 69.627°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (46 mi) ENE of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSE of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) NE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) SSE of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (190 mi) NW of Chilecito (Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) NNE of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) NNE of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) SSE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) NNE of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
707 km (439 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.246 kmAtacama, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Atacama, Chile, 30 June 1977 11:13 GMT

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, 30 June 1977 at 11:13 (GMT)
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