Magnitude 7.8 - TARAPACA, CHILE

2005 June 13 22:44:33 UTC

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Location19.934°S, 69.028°W
Depth117.2 km (72.8 miles) set by location program
125 km (75 miles) ENE of Iquique, Chile
210 km (130 miles) SE of Arica, Chile
250 km (155 miles) SSE of Tacna, Peru
1500 km (930 miles) N of SANTIAGO, Chile
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.7 km (2.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=312, Nph=312, Dmin=414.7 km, Rmss=0.8 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=R
Event IDuszgbu
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Five people killed by collapsed buildings and 6 people killed when their vehicle was struck by a boulder near Iquique. Several houses collapsed (VII), power and telephone services interrupted, roads damaged and landslides occurred in the Iquique area. A rock fell from El Morro near Arica. Felt (VI) at Calama and Tocopilla; (V) at Arica, Chanaral and El Salvador; (IV) at Antofagasta, Caldera and Copiapo. Felt throughout northern Chile. Also felt (V) at Ilo, Moquega, Punta de Bombon and Tacna; (IV) at Arequipa, Peru. Felt (III) at La Paz, Bolivia. Felt as far away as Santiago, Chile and Brasilia, Brazil.

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