Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Provincia de Parinacota, 84 km east of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Tuesday, April 1, 1997 at 18:33 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Provincia de Parinacota, 84 km east of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Tuesday, April 1, 1997 at 18:33 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 114 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Apr 1, 1997 18:33:32 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 113.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.298°S / 69.526°W (Provincia de Parinacota, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile)
Antipode: 18.298°N / 110.474°E
Nearest volcano: Taapaca (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (52 mi) ESE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ENE of Arica (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) SSE of Tarata (Tacna, Peru) (pop: 3,050) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SSE of Chuquitira (Tacna, Peru) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SE of Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Peru) (pop: 9,490) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) SE of San Antonio (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) SE of Torata (Mariscal Nieto, Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 7,050) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) ESE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SW of La Paz (Bolivia) (pop: 812,800) --> 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.2114 kmTarapaca, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Sep 24, 1997 20:16
24 years ago
4.3

150 km
Provincia de Parinacota, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, 95 km NE of Tacna, PeruMore
Jul 11, 1997 02:32
24 years ago
5.4

106 km
100 km SE of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, ChileMore
Apr 10, 1997 17:23
25 years ago
4.2

135 km
Provincia de Parinacota, 108 km E of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, ChileMore
Apr 9, 1997 12:04
25 years ago
4.5

145 km
Provincia de Parinacota, 86 km E of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, ChileMore
Apr 6, 1997 16:48
25 years ago
4.8

122 km
126 km E of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, ChileMore
Apr 1, 1997 18:42
25 years ago
6.2

116 km
Provincia de Parinacota, 101 km E of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, ChileMore

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