Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Near Coast of Northern Chile on Monday, 25 July 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Chañaral Province, 41 km northwest of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chanaral, Atacama, Chile, on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 17:26 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Chañaral Province, 41 km northwest of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chanaral, Atacama, Chile, on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 17:26 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 52 km depth

25 Jul 17:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Jul 25 17:30: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.5.
Jul 25 17:30: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 93.0 to 104.0 km.
Jul 25 17:32: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 104.0 to 86.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 86.0 to 78.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 78.0 to 71.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 71.0 to 62.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 62.0 to 55.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 55.0 to 53.0 km.
Jul 25 17:37: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 53.0 to 54.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 54.0 to 52.0 km.
Jul 25 17:43: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Jul 25 18:00: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Date & time: Jul 25, 2016 17:26:48 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 52.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.12°S / 70.35°W (Chañaral Province, Atacama, Chile)
Antipode: 26.12°N / 109.65°E
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) NW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) S of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) N of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (172 mi) N of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 mi) NW of Tinogasta (Catamarca, Argentina) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) NW of Chilecito (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
503 km (312 mi) NW of Rioja (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
817 km (507 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (Metropolitana) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.052 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGFZ
6.160 km ATACAMA, CHILEEMSC
6.178 km30 km al NE de Chañaral.GUG (U. Chile)
6.172 kmNW of Diego de Almagro, ChileGeoAu
6.172 km- 53km NW of Diego de Almagro, ChileUSGS
6.220 kmNear coast of northern Chile [Land: Chile]INGV
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Antofagasta (278.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Taltal (80.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : El temblor tuvo una duración larga y por algún momento se sintió demasiado fuerte.  
Copiapó (139.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : high noise  
(Chile, 744 km S of epicenter) : Fue super fuerte se los cayos como 3 paredes de Bahía inglesa yo lo sentí como de 6.7 o más (reported through EMSC)  
Antofagasta (Chile, 276 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió suave por Antofagasta !!!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Antofagasta (Chile, 276 km NW of epicenter) : Very loud rumbling noise and long lasting movement with some spikes. (reported through EMSC)  
Copiapó (Chile, 136 km S of epicenter) : Very strong earthquake. (reported through EMSC)  
Caldera (Chile, 119 km SW of epicenter) : Fue largo (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 13, 2017 13:00
5 years ago
3.2

27 km
South Pacific Ocean, 68 km W of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chanaral, Atacama, ChileMore
Dec 31, 2016 13:11
5 years ago
2.9

60 km
30 km SE of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, ChileMore
Dec 24, 2016 01:07
5 years ago
2.6

30 km
South Pacific Ocean, 70 km W of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chanaral, Atacama, ChileMore
Dec 16, 2016 17:53
5 years ago
2.9

49 km
Antofagasta Province, 70 km NW of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chanaral, Atacama, ChileMore
Nov 17, 2016 19:39
5 years ago
4.3

34 km
South Pacific Ocean, 64 km W of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chanaral, Atacama, ChileMore
Nov 9, 2016 22:52
5 years ago
2.9

83 km
Chañaral Province, 23 km S of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chanaral, Atacama, ChileMore
Oct 31, 2016 00:10
5 years ago
3.0

47 km
Provincia de Antofagasta, 71 km NW of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chanaral, Atacama, ChileMore
Oct 18, 2016 20:11
5 years ago
4.0

72 km
25 km S of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, ChileMore
Oct 15, 2016 08:28
5 years ago
3.9

79 km
Antofagasta Province, 56 km S of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, ChileMore
Oct 2, 2016 23:26
5 years ago
2.8

45 km
South Pacific Ocean, 71 km NW of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chanaral, Atacama, ChileMore
Sep 11, 2016 17:48
5 years ago
3.6

49 km
54 km SW of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chanaral, Atacama, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2016 07:00
5 years ago
3.0

51 km
52 km SE of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, ChileMore
Aug 30, 2016 18:09
5 years ago
4.0

60 km
Chañaral Province, 49 km NW of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chanaral, Atacama, ChileMore
Aug 4, 2016 11:29
5 years ago
3.4

47 km
28 km S of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, ChileMore

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