Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 77km SSW of Iquique, Chile on Thursday, 3 April 2014

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km southwest of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Thursday, April 03, 2014 00:26:16

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 8.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, 94 km northwest of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, Tuesday, April 01, 2014 18:46:46, which had occurred 1 day 6 hours earlier.
Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km southwest of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Thursday, April 03, 2014 00:26:16

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 24 km depth

3 Apr 05:48 UTC: First to report: USGS after 22 minutes.
Date & time: Apr 3, 2014 05:26:16 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, April 03, 2014 00:26:16
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 24.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.8068°S / 70.5486°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode: 20.807°N / 109.451°E
Nearest volcano: Irruputuncu (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) SSW of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) NNW of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) NW of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) S of Arica (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) S of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) N of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (225 mi) SSE of Ilo (Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) S of San Antonio (Peru) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (298 mi) SW of Huanuni (Pantaleón Dalence, Bolivia) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.319 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGFZ
6.320 km OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILEEMSC
6.224 km77km SSW of Iquique, ChileUSGS
6.338 km83 km al SO de IquiqueGUG (U. Chile)
6.36 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Tocopilla / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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