Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Offshore Valparaiso, Chile, on Thursday, 15 March 2001 at 13:02 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 37 km depth
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.321°S / 71.492°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (198 km / 123 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) WNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) N of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) N of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) WNW of San Felipe (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> 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||37 km||offshore Valparaiso, Chile||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Offshore Valparaiso, Chile, 15 March 2001 13:02 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 24 Jul 2001 17:42 UTC| M 5.4 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|60 km (37 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 06 May 2001 05:59 UTC| M 5.2 |52.2 km (32.4 mi) depth|58 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Details