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Mw 7.7 earthquake North of Chile on November 14th, 2007 at 15:40 UTC


An event of magnitude mb 7.7 occurred on 14/11/2007 at 15:40 UTC North of Chile.
Distances to cities: 24 km East of Tocopilla ; 112 km West of Calama ;

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Pictures taken from the city of Tocopilla (24 km East from the epicenter) by Alfredo Gomez, citizen of Tocopilla.

Dust cloud over the mountain due to the earthquake and observed from the city of Tocopilla. The ground shaking generated the dust through rolling stones. According to the photographer the picture was taken during the shaking which lasted at Topopilla about 50 seconds.

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The same view (with a different angle) two minutes after the shaking.

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A destroyed building in Tocopilla.

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The Radisson Hotel in Antofogasta (200km South of Tocopilla)