Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 107 km northeast of Calama, Chile, on Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 04:56 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 107 km northeast of Calama, Chile, on Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 04:56 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 125 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Mar 28, 2002 04:56:22 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 125.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.663°S / 68.329°W (Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia)
Antipode: 21.663°N / 111.671°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro del Azufre (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (67 mi) NE of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) WSW of San Cristobal de Lipez (Potosí) (pop: 75) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (123 mi) ENE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (154 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapacá, Chile) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) W of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) W of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) SW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (231 mi) W of Tarija (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.5125 kmAntofagasta, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 29, 2002 02:28
19 years ago
5.3

116 km
El Loa, 146 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Aug 27, 2002 16:53
19 years ago
4.3

100 km
Potosi, BoliviaMore
Aug 26, 2002 13:53
19 years ago
4.7

110 km
El Loa, 148 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Aug 18, 2002 04:09
19 years ago
4.1

119 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapaca, 154 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Jul 15, 2002 01:18
19 years ago
4.3

109 km
53 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Jul 10, 2002 08:40
19 years ago
4.1

113 km
Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Jun 15, 2002 10:03
19 years ago
3.9

107 km
Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 124 km NE of Calama, ChileMore
Jun 14, 2002 00:19
19 years ago
4.0

119 km
El Loa, 145 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Jun 13, 2002 04:47
19 years ago
4.1

116 km
El Loa, 86 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Jun 12, 2002 03:05
19 years ago
4.0

114 km
El Loa, 79 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Jun 6, 2002 22:16
20 years ago
4.2

117 km
67 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
May 31, 2002 06:51
20 years ago
4.0

124 km
Tamarugal, Tarapaca, 148 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
May 23, 2002 15:12
20 years ago
4.2

114 km
Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 118 km NE of Calama, ChileMore
May 8, 2002 09:19
20 years ago
4.0

129 km
158 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 31, 2002 06:50
20 years ago
4.1

121 km
El Loa, 105 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 28, 2002 22:40
20 years ago
4.0

122 km
Tamarugal, Tarapaca, 181 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 28, 2002 09:56
20 years ago
4.8

126 km
Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 109 km NE of Calama, ChileMore

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