Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Provincia del Tamarugal, 137 km southeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Wednesday, April 5, 1989 at 23:47 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 112 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 112.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.857°S / 69.028°W↗ (Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 20.857°N / 110.972°E↗
Nearest volcano: Irruputuncu (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) ESE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) N of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) NE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) SSE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) NNE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) WSW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SSW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) WSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
490 km (304 mi) SW of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (pop: 900,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||112 km||Tarapaca, Chile||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Sep 1, 1989 10:48|
32 years ago
|Provincia del Tamarugal, 115 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile||More|
|Aug 24, 1989 12:29|
32 years ago
|Provincia del Tamarugal, 123 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile||More|
|Jul 7, 1989 16:00|
32 years ago
|Provincia del Tamarugal, 143 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile||More|