Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 66 km northeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 22:39 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 66 km northeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 22:39 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 114 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Mar 4, 2010 22:39:26 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 114.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.227°S / 68.328°W (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode: 22.227°N / 111.672°E
Nearest volcano: Paniri (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) ENE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) N of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) E of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (164 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) W of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) WSW of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) WSW of Tarija (Bolivia) (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) NW of Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (297 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> 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
6.3114 kmAntofagasta, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 22, 2010 04:51
11 years ago
4.1

95 km
Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 107 km NE of Calama, ChileMore
Jul 16, 2010 12:47
11 years ago
4.1

133 km
Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 58 km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, ChileMore
Jul 12, 2010 00:11
11 years ago
6.3

115 km
El Loa, 81 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Jul 11, 2010 16:28
11 years ago
4.5

98 km
El Loa, 53 km SE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Jun 22, 2010 20:23
11 years ago
4.5

99 km
El Loa, 62 km SE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Jun 10, 2010 06:10
11 years ago
4.6

112 km
37 km SE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
May 5, 2010 15:00
12 years ago
4.2

107 km
24 km SE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
May 4, 2010 16:12
12 years ago
5.3

92 km
El Loa, 94 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Apr 24, 2010 13:53
12 years ago
4.2

113 km
El Loa, 79 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Apr 21, 2010 17:54
12 years ago
4.3

107 km
El Loa, 61 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Apr 19, 2010 21:18
12 years ago
4.1

95 km
El Loa, 35 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Apr 14, 2010 18:13
12 years ago
4.3

101 km
El Loa, 25 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 28, 2010 14:29
12 years ago
4.2

98 km
55 km E of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 21, 2010 15:52
12 years ago
4.0

103 km
El Loa, 110 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 18, 2010 19:49
12 years ago
5.0

145 km
El Loa, 80 km N of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore

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