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Magnitude 6.5 Quake Strikes Northern Chile

Posted by feww on June 21, 2011

Strong Earthquake Measuring 6.5Mw Shakes Calama, Antofagasta, Chile

The quake was epicentered at  21.681°S, 68.187°W and struck at a depth of about 113 km, shaking the country’s mining heartland near the border with Bolivia, on Monday June 20, 2011 at 16:35:59 UTC.

The earthquake was too deep and far from the coastal areas to cause a tsunami. There were no reports of damage or casualty as of posting.

EQ Details

  • F-E Region: Chile-Bolivia Border Region
  • Magnitude: 6.5Mw
  • Time: 2011-06-20 16:35:59.4 UTC
  • Magnitude: 6.5 (Mw)
  • Epicenter: 68.42°W 21.84°S
  • Depth: 113 km
  • Status: M – manually revised
  • Source: GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin

10-degree Map Centered at 20°S,70°W


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS-EHP. Enhanced by FIRE-EARTH

Distances [Source: USGS NEIC -WDCS-D]

  • 87 km (54 miles) NE of Calama, Antofagasta, Chile
  • 196 km (121 miles) E of Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chile
  • 224 km (139 miles) SW of Uyuni, Bolivia
  • 1,297 km (805 miles) N of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile

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