Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Provincia del Tamarugal, 134 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, May 26, 1980 at 18:41 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Provincia del Tamarugal, 134 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, May 26, 1980 at 18:41 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 114 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 26, 1980 18:41:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 114.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.364°S / 69.238°W (Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 19.364°N / 110.762°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro Tatajachura (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
134 km (83 mi) NE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) SE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) SE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) WSW of Llallagua (Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) NNE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (210 mi) SSW of La Paz (Bolivia) (pop: 812,800) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) N of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (228 mi) W of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.1114 kmTarapaca, ChileUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Nov 12, 1980 11:54
41 years ago

113 km
123 km SE of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, ChileMore
Sep 26, 1980 09:02
41 years ago

115 km
Tamarugal, 98 km NE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Jul 17, 1980 07:48
41 years ago

116 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 143 km NE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
May 26, 1980 21:20
42 years ago

128 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 89 km NE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore

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