Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, 18 March 2002 at 03:09 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, 18 March 2002 at 03:09 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 92 km depth

Date & time: 18 Mar 2002 03:09:56 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 92.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.391°S / 69.003°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Napa (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
121 km (75 mi) E of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500)
226 km (141 mi) NNE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500)
230 km (143 mi) N of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100)
253 km (157 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000)
295 km (183 mi) SSE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100)
390 km (242 mi) NNE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800)
677 km (421 mi) WSW of Santa Cruz (Bolivia) (pop: 1,364,400)
1462 km (909 mi) N of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.592 kmTarapaca, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Tarapaca, Chile, 18 March 03:09 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, 18 March 2002 at 03:09 (GMT)
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