Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Iquique, 13 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 17:01 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Iquique, 13 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 17:01 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 35 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 4, 2008 17:01:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.166°S / 70.037°W (Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 20.166°N / 109.963°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro Tatajachura (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) ENE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) S of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) N of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) S of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) NNW of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) SSE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) SSE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (241 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) N of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
502 km (312 mi) SW of Quillacollo (Cochabamba, Bolivia) (pop: 87,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.335 kmTarapaca, ChileUSGS
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