Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tarapaca, Chile, on Tuesday, 1 April 1997 at 18:42 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Tarapaca, Chile, on Tuesday, 1 April 1997 at 18:42 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 116 km depth

Date & time: 1 Apr 1997 06:42:14 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Profondeur: 115.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.351°S / 69.347°W (Chili)
Volcan le plus près: Vilacollo (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
81 km SE de Vilavilani (Provincia de Tacna, Pérou) (pop: 321)
100 km ESE de Calana (Tacna, Pérou) (pop: 875)
101 km E de Arica (Region de Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000)
103 km ESE de Tacna (Pérou) (pop: 280,100)
224 km NNE de Iquique (Tarapaca) (pop: 227,500)
236 km W de Oruro (Toruń, Bolivie) (pop: 208,700)
354 km WSW de Cochabamba (Bolivie) (pop: 900,400)
1685 km N de Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.2116 kmTarapaca, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Tarapaca, Chile, 1 April 18:42 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 11 Jul 1997 02:32 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    106.1 km (65.9 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tarapaca, Chile, on Tuesday, 1 April 1997 at 18:42 (GMT)
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