Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 106 km east of Calama, Chile, on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 19:26 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 106 km east of Calama, Chile, on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 19:26 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 147 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 17, 2005 19:26:54 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 147.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.361°S / 67.895°W (Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia)
Antipode: 22.361°N / 112.105°E
Nearest volcano: El Volcan (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) NNE of San Pedro de Atacama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) E of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SSW of San Cristobal de Lipez (Potosí) (pop: 75) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) W of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) WSW of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (182 mi) ENE of Antofagasta (Chile) (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) WSW of Tarija (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) SW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) SW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.8147 kmPotosi, BoliviaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (65 quakes)

  • 12 May 2006 19:33 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    17.8 km (11.1 mi) depth
    |
    147 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 2006 15:35 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    176.9 km (109.9 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 2006 05:33 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    83.2 km (51.7 mi) depth
    |
    138 km (86 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 2006 09:31 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    111.7 km (69.4 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 2006 23:52 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    126.4 km (78.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 2006 06:38 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    106.7 km (66.3 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Apr 2006 10:10 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    148.1 km (92 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Apr 2006 18:21 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    102.6 km (63.8 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 2006 04:46 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    111.5 km (69.3 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Apr 2006 11:31 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    116 km (72.1 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Apr 2006 16:41 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    136 km (84.5 mi) depth
    |
    138 km (86 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Apr 2006 01:04 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    175 km (108.7 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (82 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Apr 2006 13:23 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    103.4 km (64.2 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Mar 2006 03:41 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    105.9 km (65.8 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 2006 20:36 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    144.5 km (89.8 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Mar 2006 15:40 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    112.8 km (70.1 mi) depth
    |
    151 km (94 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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