Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake - 36 km southeast of Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chile, on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 15:40 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake - 36 km southeast of Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chile, on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 15:40 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake at 40 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 14, 2007 15:40:50 UTC
Magnitude: 7.7
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.247°S / 69.89°W (Provincia de Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode: 22.247°N / 110.11°E
Nearest volcano: San Pedro (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) ESE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) WNW of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) NNE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) WNW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) S of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) N of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) WSW of Uyuni (Antonio Quijarro, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SW of Colchani (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta, Argentina) (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
494 km (307 mi) SW of Challapata (Eduardo Avaroa, Oruro, Bolivia) (pop: 8,020) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1016 joules (6219 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5.4 x 106 tons of TNT or 334.4 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.740 kmAntofagasta, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (691 quakes)

  • 15 Nov 2009 10:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    149.2 km (92.7 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Nov 2009 02:27 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    91.9 km (57.1 mi) depth
    |
    170 km (106 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 2009 19:44 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    220.4 km (137 mi) depth
    |
    343 km (213 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 194 km northwest of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 19:44 (GMT)
  • 13 Nov 2009 07:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    294 km (183 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Nov 2009 03:05 UTC
    | M 6.5 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    320 km (199 mi) distance
    | USGS | Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 93 km north of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Friday, November 13, 2009 at 03:05 (GMT)
  • 12 Nov 2009 02:01 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    112 km (69.6 mi) depth
    |
    170 km (105 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 2009 09:58 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    107.1 km (66.5 mi) depth
    |
    300 km (186 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 2009 07:36 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    115.6 km (71.8 mi) depth
    |
    170 km (105 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Nov 2009 07:41 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    123.1 km (76.5 mi) depth
    |
    122 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Nov 2009 10:02 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    125 km (77.7 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Nov 2009 01:35 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    28.7 km (17.8 mi) depth
    |
    385 km (239 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Nov 2009 12:48 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    135.1 km (83.9 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Nov 2009 07:25 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    178.3 km (110.8 mi) depth
    |
    256 km (159 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 2009 01:25 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    66.5 km (41.3 mi) depth
    |
    167 km (104 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Oct 2009 12:10 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    122.5 km (76.1 mi) depth
    |
    148 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Oct 2009 05:01 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    111.3 km (69.2 mi) depth
    |
    294 km (183 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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