Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Provincia de Parinacota, 101 km east of Arica, Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Tuesday, April 1, 1997 at 18:42 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 116 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 115.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.351°S / 69.347°W↗ (Provincia de Parinacota, Arica y Parinacota, Chile)
Antipode: 18.351°N / 110.653°E↗
Nearest volcano: Vilacollo (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) E of Arica (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) ESE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SE of San Antonio (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (131 mi) SE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) NNE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) ESE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) W of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) SSW of La Paz (Bolivia) (pop: 812,800) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) SSE of Puno (Peru) (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) SE of Arequipa (Peru) (pop: 841,100) --> 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||116 km||Tarapaca, Chile||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 11 Jul 1997 02:32 UTC| M 5.4 |106.1 km (65.9 mi) depth|57 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Details