Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Near the Coast of Antofagasta, Chile, on Friday, 5 February 1988 at 18:49 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Antofagasta, Chile, on Friday, 5 February 1988 at 18:49 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 31 km depth

Date & time: 5 Feb 1988 18:49:31 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 30.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.893°S / 70.554°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: El Azufre (177 km / 110 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) N of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) NNW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (172 mi) N of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) S of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (197 mi) SSW of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) SW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) N of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (287 mi) NW of Tinogasta (Argentina) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
953 km (592 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.531 kmnear the coast of Antofagasta, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Near the Coast of Antofagasta, Chile, 5 February 1988 18:49 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes):
  • 30 Mar 1988 23:50 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    40.9 km (25.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Antofagasta, Chile, on Wednesday, 30 March 1988 at 23:50 (GMT)
  • 26 Mar 1988 21:01 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    43.6 km (27.1 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Mar 1988 20:56 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    51.6 km (32.1 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1988 18:49 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    9.5 km (5.9 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Feb 1988 03:35 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Feb 1988 01:19 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    29.1 km (18.1 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Feb 1988 22:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    32.9 km (20.4 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Feb 1988 04:32 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33.1 km (20.6 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Feb 1988 03:15 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Feb 1988 15:57 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 1988 23:03 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 1988 21:40 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 1988 07:09 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Near the Coast of Antofagasta, Chile, on Friday, 5 February 1988 at 18:49 (GMT)
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