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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - 40km SW of Iquique, Chile on Thursday, 3 April 2014

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - 50km SW of Iquique, Chile on Thursday, 3 April 2014

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 8.2 quake: 95km NW of Iquique, Chile, 1 Apr 2014 23:46, which had occurred 1 day 3 hours earlier.
Major mag. 7.6 earthquake  - 50km SW of Iquique, Chile on Thursday, 3 April 2014
3 Apr 02:54 UTC: First to report: USGS after 11 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 3 April 2014 02:43 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 21:43:14
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 31.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.5179°S / 70.5048°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Puchuldiza (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) SW of Iquique (pop: 227,500)
178 km (111 mi) N of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500)
1439 km (894 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 3 Apr 02:43 UTCM 7.6 / 37 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGFZ
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 21:43:14 (3 Apr 02:43:14 UTC)M 7.6 / 31.8 km50km SW of Iquique, ChileUSGS
Thu, 3 Apr 02:43 UTCM 7.6 / 40 kmS of Iquique, ChileGeoAu
Thu, 3 Apr 02:43 UTCM 7.6 / 27.7 km45 Km Al SO De IquiqueGUG (U. Chile)

User reports for this quake (8)

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Alto Hospicio / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : awfull, the my family and my house jump, alot, we moved side by side, alot of noise. we had been feel a lot of earthqueake.
King City Oregon / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : No not felt at all
Maugansville,MD 21767 (6739.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
la paz (510.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Pedro de Atacama (357.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Antofagasta (Chile, 353 km S of epicenter) : Tsunami Alert!! (reported through EMSC)
Antofagasta (Chile, 353 km S of epicenter) : fue de balkanceo muy fuerte se nota que viene de lejos no es de antofagasta muy rapido sonaron las sirenas de tsunami evacuation (reported through EMSC)
Nuestra Señora de La Paz (Bolivia, 503 km NE of epicenter) : Felt really hard in La Paz - Bolivia, the doors moved the mirror hit the wall around 10 times. (reported through EMSC)

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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - 50km SW of Iquique, Chile on Thursday, 3 April 2014

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