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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Antofagasta, Chile on Tuesday, 19 January 1988

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - Antofagasta, Chile on Tuesday, 19 January 1988
Date & time: Tuesday, 19 January 1988 07:30 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.71°S / 70.568°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: El Azufre (185 km / 115 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) N of Taltal (pop: 10,000)
119 km (74 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800)
191 km (119 mi) NW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100)
973 km (605 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 19 Jan 07:30 UTCM 7.0 / 33 kmAntofagasta, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake: Antofagasta, Chile, 19 Jan 1988 07:30

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes):
  • 01 Jun 1989 20:56 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    43.6 km (27.1 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 May 1989 22:22 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 May 1989 11:50 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    52.3 km (32.5 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 1988 21:39 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    48.1 km (29.9 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 1988 23:50 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    40.9 km (25.4 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Antofagasta, Chile on Wednesday, 30 March 1988
  • 26 Mar 1988 21:01 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    43.6 km (27.1 mi) depth
    |
    118 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Mar 1988 20:56 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    51.6 km (32.1 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1988 18:49 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    9.5 km (5.9 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Feb 1988 22:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    32.9 km (20.4 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Feb 1988 04:32 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33.1 km (20.6 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Feb 1988 03:15 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Feb 1988 15:57 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 1988 18:49 UTC
    | M 6.5 |
    30.7 km (19.1 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Near the Coast of Antofagasta, Chile on Friday, 5 February 1988
  • 05 Feb 1988 14:01 UTC
    | M 7.2 |
    36.9 km (22.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Antofagasta, Chile on Friday, 5 February 1988
  • 01 Feb 1988 13:32 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    30.3 km (18.8 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jan 1988 15:01 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    32.9 km (20.4 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 1988 13:17 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Antofagasta, Chile on Tuesday, 19 January 1988
 

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