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Baia de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)

Baia de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)



Iquique bay lies between Punta Piedras and Serrano peninsula, 3 NM S.

Bahia de Iquique is open to winds between the NW and NE, however, these winds seldom occur. 

Iquique is ordinarily entirely free from storms of any kind and strong winds are very unusual. The light breezes are generally from the SW. Mist frequently obscures the hills behind the town, particularly in the early morning and afternoon. Even the town itself may be obscured at times by a low-lying mist.

La baie de Iquique s'étend entre Punta Piedras et la péninsule Serrano, à 3 MN au S.

La baie est ouverte aux vents de NW et NE, mais ces vents se produisent rarement.

Iquique n'est généralement pas une zone de tempêtes et les vents forts sont très rares. Les brises légères sont généralement du SW. La brume s'étend souvent sur les collines derrière la ville, en particulier en début de matinée et d'après-midi. La ville elle même peut être masquée parfois par un brouillard à basse altitude.

Baia de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)
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Base Naval de Iquique

Fourth Naval Zone. It covers the Antofagasta, Tarapaca, Arica and Parinacota regions in the extreme north of Chile.
1 Jan 13

Punta Piedras (Iquique N Chile)

Punta Piedras is a small rocky promontory which rises steeply to an elevation of 278 m. Rocks extend more than 0,2 NM W of the point.
14 Dec 12

Puerto de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)

Iquique is a city-harbour in Tarapac Region. It Iquique is an artificial port composed of a mole (Molo de Union), 480m in length, linking Serrano Island with the mainland. A breakwater (Molo de Abrigo) extends NNE from Penisula Serrano NNE for 846m, marked by a light at the head.
Iquique ...
16 Dec 12

Club de Yates de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)

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14 Dec 12

Punta Gruesa (Tarapaca N Chile)

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17 Dec 12

Punta Ballena (Tarapaca N Chile)

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Caleta Buena (Tarapaca N Chile)

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14 Dec 12

Isla Peninsula (Mejillones N Chile)

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Caleta Mejillones (Tarapaca N Chile)

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13 Dec 12

Islotes Mejillones (Mejillones N Chile)

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14 Dec 12

Punta Chucumata (Tarapaca N Chile)

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17 Dec 12

Caleta Patillos (Tarapaca N Chile)

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Local Area

From Arica to Punta Lengua de Vaca (N Chile)

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12 Dec 12


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Morro Mejillones ...
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