Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Thursday, December 11, 1980 at 18:15 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 80 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 80.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.272°S / 68.153°W↗ (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode: 21.272°N / 111.847°E↗
Nearest volcano: Ollague (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
154 km (96 mi) NNE of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) ENE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) ESE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) W of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) WNW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (194 mi) SW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) W of Tarija (Bolivia) (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (238 mi) SE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> 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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|6.1||80 km||Potosi, Bolivia||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jan 20, 1981 13:56|
41 years ago