Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 124 km west of Lebu, Provincia de Arauco, Region del Biobio, Chile, on Saturday, 27 February 2010 at 08:01 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 124 km west of Lebu, Provincia de Arauco, Region del Biobio, Chile, on Saturday, 27 February 2010 at 08:01 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 27 Feb 2010 08:01:23 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.773°S / 75.048°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) W of Lebu (Arauco) (pop: 22,300) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) W of Kanyete (Arauco) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) WSW of Coronel (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (125 mi) WSW of Chiguayante (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) WSW of Concepcion (pop: 215,400) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SW of Talcahuano (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) WNW of Temuco (pop: 238,100) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) NW of Valdivia (pop: 133,400) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) WSW of Chillan (pop: 150,400) --> See nearby quakes!
623 km (387 mi) SW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 7.435 kmoff the coast of Bio-Bio, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (707 quakes):
  • 17 Feb 2012 19:11 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Feb 2012 08:01 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    14.2 km (8.8 mi) depth
    |
    140 km (87 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Feb 2012 22:01 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    5.3 km (3.3 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Feb 2012 10:31 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Feb 2012 02:58 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    20.2 km (12.6 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Feb 2012 12:02 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    18.1 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 2012 03:42 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    37.5 km (23.3 mi) depth
    |
    200 km (124 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Feb 2012 10:12 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jan 2012 17:53 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    207 km (128 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jan 2012 17:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    7.1 km (4.4 mi) depth
    |
    204 km (127 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jan 2012 03:02 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    42.4 km (26.3 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jan 2012 10:45 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jan 2012 08:08 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    29.8 km (18.5 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jan 2012 21:50 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    25.1 km (15.6 mi) depth
    |
    122 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 2011 19:54 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    36.1 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 2011 00:58 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    31.8 km (19.8 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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