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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 84km SW of Iquique, Chile on Friday, 11 April 2014

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 84km SW of Iquique, Chile on Friday, 11 April 2014

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 84km SW of Iquique, Chile on Friday, 11 April 2014
11 Apr 00:21 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 11 April 2014 00:01 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, April 10, 2014 19:01:44
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 17.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.7477°S / 70.7242°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Irruputuncu (226 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) SW of Iquique (pop: 227,500)
159 km (99 mi) NW of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500)
1414 km (878 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 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
Fri, 11 Apr 00:01 UTCM 6.2 / 11 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGFZ
Fri, 11 Apr 00:01 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmOFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILEEMSC
Thursday, April 10, 2014 19:01:44 (11 Apr 00:01:44 UTC)M 6.0 / 17.5 km84km SW of Iquique, ChileUSGS
Fri, 11 Apr 00:01 UTCM 6.2 / 38.9 km76 Km Al SO De IquiqueGUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 11 Apr 00:01 UTCM 6.1 / 33 kmNear Coast of Northen ChileGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

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Vina del Mar, Chile / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In restaurant on beach. Swaying movement that lasted about 20 seconds

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: 84km SW of Iquique, Chile, 11 Apr 2014 00:01

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (238 quakes):
  • 05 Oct 2014 01:14 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Sep 2014 03:43 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    40.6 km (25.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Sep 2014 18:14 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 Sep 2014 21:59 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    39.2 km (24.4 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 08 Sep 2014 21:34 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Sep 2014 09:26 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 02 Sep 2014 01:19 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Sep 2014 00:24 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Aug 2014 22:30 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    38.4 km (23.9 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 29 Aug 2014 12:29 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Aug 2014 23:22 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Aug 2014 23:51 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Aug 2014 23:12 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Aug 2014 03:30 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Aug 2014 01:59 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Aug 2014 01:40 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 84km SW of Iquique, Chile on Friday, 11 April 2014
 

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