Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 135 km northeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 14:45 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 135 km northeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 14:45 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 130 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 16, 2008 14:45:11 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 130.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.346°S / 68.385°W (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode: 21.346°N / 111.615°E
Nearest volcano: Aucanquilcha (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) NNE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) N of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) ENE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) WNW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (205 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) SW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) W of Tarija (Bolivia) (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.1130 kmAntofagasta, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (26 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 9, 2008 11:03
13 years ago
4.2

109 km
Tamarugal, 168 km SE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Jul 31, 2008 21:47
13 years ago
3.8

143 km
El Loa, 160 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Jul 26, 2008 17:39
13 years ago
4.7

137 km
340 km SW of Ciudad Potosi, Departamento de Potosi, BoliviaMore
Jul 14, 2008 17:49
13 years ago
4.8

98 km
Departamento de Potosi, 414 km SW of Sucre, Chuquisaca, BoliviaMore
Jul 13, 2008 17:33
13 years ago
4.8

86 km
Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 112 km NE of Calama, ChileMore
Jul 6, 2008 02:01
13 years ago
4.3

105 km
Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 1347 km N of Santiago de Chile, ChileMore
Jun 14, 2008 22:11
13 years ago
4.6

113 km
Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 119 km NE of Calama, ChileMore
Jun 8, 2008 15:05
14 years ago
5.2

118 km
Departamento de Potosi, 384 km SW of Sucre, Chuquisaca, BoliviaMore
Jun 6, 2008 05:09
14 years ago
4.4

136 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 178 km SE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
May 28, 2008 17:35
14 years ago
5.3

124 km
Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 104 km NE of Calama, ChileMore
May 20, 2008 03:33
14 years ago
4.1

110 km
Tamarugal, 175 km SE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
May 13, 2008 23:31
14 years ago
3.7

131 km
El Loa, 105 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
May 10, 2008 20:06
14 years ago
3.9

151 km
El Loa, 112 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
May 4, 2008 21:24
14 years ago
3.9

115 km
El Loa, 125 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Apr 30, 2008 21:53
14 years ago
3.4

109 km
335 km SW of Ciudad Potosi, Departamento de Potosi, BoliviaMore
Apr 30, 2008 07:05
14 years ago
3.9

112 km
88 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Apr 29, 2008 00:25
14 years ago
3.9

131 km
71 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Apr 17, 2008 09:05
14 years ago
3.8

130 km
Tamarugal, 184 km SE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Apr 14, 2008 05:39
14 years ago
4.0

120 km
El Loa, 136 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Apr 5, 2008 23:10
14 years ago
3.5

116 km
El Loa, 84 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 31, 2008 19:23
14 years ago
3.8

106 km
El Loa, 110 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 30, 2008 02:24
14 years ago
3.9

130 km
99 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 25, 2008 10:57
14 years ago
4.0

139 km
El Loa, 126 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 24, 2008 23:54
14 years ago
3.3

147 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 187 km SE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Mar 21, 2008 14:03
14 years ago
3.8

117 km
145 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Feb 17, 2008 14:21
14 years ago
4.3

125 km
El Loa, 110 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore

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