Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Provincia del Tamarugal, 79 km southeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, February 22, 1988 at 19:13 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Provincia del Tamarugal, 79 km southeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, February 22, 1988 at 19:13 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 70 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 22, 1988 19:13:17 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 70.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.833°S / 69.785°W (Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 20.833°N / 110.215°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro Napa (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) SSE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) NNE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) NNW of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) S of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) N of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) SSE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (261 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (336 mi) SW of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (pop: 900,400) --> See nearby quakes!
549 km (341 mi) SW of Sacaba (Cochabamba, Bolivia) (pop: 107,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.770 kmTarapaca, ChileUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Aug 16, 1988 04:27
33 years ago

117 km
Tamarugal, 60 km NE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Aug 14, 1988 13:11
33 years ago

72 km
34 km NE of Tocopilla, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Jul 2, 1988 05:27
33 years ago

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, 103 km SW of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Jun 16, 1988 23:39
33 years ago

88 km
51 km NE of Tocopilla, Antofagasta, ChileMore
May 28, 1988 05:54
34 years ago

130 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 106 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
May 8, 1988 00:33
34 years ago

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, 88 km NW of Tocopilla, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Apr 9, 1988 01:16
34 years ago

158 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 88 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Mar 16, 1988 22:55
34 years ago

116 km
El Loa, 147 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 16, 1988 06:08
34 years ago

64 km
South Pacific Ocean, 101 km S of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Mar 9, 1988 23:19
34 years ago

127 km
Departamento de Potosi, 389 km SW of Sucre, Chuquisaca, BoliviaMore

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