Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 50 km southwest of Valparaiso, Chile, on Thursday, 4 March 2010 at 01:59 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 50 km southwest of Valparaiso, Chile, on Thursday, 4 March 2010 at 01:59 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 24 km depth

Date & time: 4 Mar 2010 01:59:48 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 24.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.216°S / 72.125°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: San José (216 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) WSW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) WSW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NW of San Antonio (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WSW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) WSW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) WSW of Limache (Marga Marga) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WSW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) WNW of Melipilla (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) W of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) WNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.024 kmoffshore Valparaiso, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (41 quakes):
  • 19 Aug 2010 15:44 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    4.6 km (2.9 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 May 2010 14:49 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 May 2010 06:01 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    31.1 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 May 2010 03:32 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    20.6 km (12.8 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 May 2010 02:14 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    14.8 km (9.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 May 2010 22:58 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    11.6 km (7.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 May 2010 22:32 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    37.4 km (23.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 May 2010 01:43 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    30.5 km (19 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 2010 14:41 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35.3 km (21.9 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Apr 2010 08:58 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    12.9 km (8 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Apr 2010 14:51 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    5.8 km (3.6 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Apr 2010 14:50 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6.7 km (4.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Apr 2010 02:08 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    27.7 km (17.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Mar 2010 04:41 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    22.7 km (14.1 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Mar 2010 21:32 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Mar 2010 10:25 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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