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2010 Drake Passage earthquake
Date 12:00:01, 11 March 2010 (UTC) (2010-03-11T12:00:01UTC)[1]
Magnitude 6.3 Mw[1]
Depth 5 kilometres (3 mi)[1]
Epicenter location Drake Passage
57°40′S 65°52′W / 57.66°S 65.87°W / -57.66; -65.87Coordinates: 57°40′S 65°52′W / 57.66°S 65.87°W / -57.66; -65.87[1]
Countries or regions affected Chile
Casualties 0

The 2010 January 17th Drake Passage earthquake occured along the Shackleton Fracture Zone, a strike slip fault. The hypocenter depht was estimated at 5 km. The earthquake was felt in the Cape Horn lighthouse and the Diego Ramirez Islands wich are the two closest inhabited places. As typical for a strike slip earthquake, no tsunami was generated.



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