Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - West Chile Rise on Sunday, 11 May 1997
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.383°S / 97.703°W (international territory)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Sun, 11 May 22:16 UTC||M 6.5 / 10 km||West Chile Rise||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: West Chile Rise, 11 May 1997 22:16
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 11 May 1997 23:08 UTC| M 4.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details