Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Easter Island Region (Chile) on Tuesday, 21 August 1990 at 14:13 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 11 km depth
Depth: 10.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.487°S / 104.266°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Sala y Gomez (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3276 km (2035 mi) W of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||10.5 km||Easter Island region (Chile)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Easter Island Region (Chile) 21 August 1990 14:13 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 02 Sep 1990 13:49 UTC| M 4.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Aug 1990 01:58 UTC| M 5.1 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details