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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, 26 May 1980 at 18:41 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, 26 May 1980 at 18:41 (GMT)
Date & time: 1980-05-26 06:41:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 114.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.364°S / 69.238°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Tatajachura (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
134 km (83 mi) NE of Iquique (pop: 227,500)
149 km (93 mi) SE of Arica (pop: 186,000)
172 km (107 mi) SE of Las Lagunas (pop: 200)
174 km (108 mi) SE of Los Palos (pop: 200)
184 km (115 mi) SE of Tacna (pop: 280,100)
1574 km (978 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
1980-05-26 18:41:42 UTCM 6.1 / 114 kmTarapaca, ChileUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Tarapaca, Chile, 1980-05-26 18:41 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 12 Nov 1980 11:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    113 km (70.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Sep 1980 09:02 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    115 km (71.5 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7837 km (4870 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7837 km (4870 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 17 Jul 1980 07:48 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    116 km (72.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7837 km (4870 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7837 km (4870 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7837 km (4870 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7837 km (4870 mi) distance
    | | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, 26 May 1980 at 18:41 (GMT)

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