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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Chile-Argentina Border Region on Saturday, 15 April 2017 - information

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Chile-Argentina Border Region on Saturday, 15 April 2017

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Chile-Argentina Border Region on Saturday, 15 April 2017
15 Apr 08:23 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Apr 15 08:25: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 208.0 to 152.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 152.0 to 137.0 km.
Apr 15 08:35: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 137.0 to 153.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 15 April 2017 08:19 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 153.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.2°S / 67.76°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Lascar (1 km / 1 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) SE of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000)
145 km (90 mi) SE of Calama (pop: 143,100)
185 km (115 mi) NW of San Antonio de los Cobres (pop: 4,000)
1175 km (730 mi) NE of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 15 Apr 08:19 UTCM 6.3 / 153 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
Sat, 15 Apr 08:19 UTCM 6.3 / 129 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
Sat, 15 Apr 08:19 UTCM 6.2 / 156.5 km39 Km Al SE De San Pedro De AtacamaGUG (U. Chile)
2017-04-15 04:19:41 -04:00 (15 Apr 08:19:41 UTC)M 6.2 / 135.1 km- 67km ESE of San Pedro De Atacama, ChileUSGS
Sat, 15 Apr 08:19 UTCM 6.2 / 105 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (12)

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159.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Diego de almagro (422.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : R (reported through our app)
Diego de almagro (422.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
1172.2 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
55.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Antofagasta ciudad (273.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
San Pedro de Atacama (Chile, 52 km NW of epicenter) : Me despertó! (reported through EMSC)
Pozo Hondo (Paraguay, 529 km E of epicenter) : Se sintio levemente. (reported through EMSC)
Antofagasta (Chile, 294 km W of epicenter) : Bastante mas fuerte que el de ayer y con mas ruido tambienMe desperto (reported through EMSC)
San Pedro de Atacama (Chile, 72 km NW of epicenter) : Movimiento ondulante (reported through EMSC)
Antofagasta (Chile, 277 km W of epicenter) : Mas fuerte que el de ayer Me desperto 2do piso casa solida (reported through EMSC)
Socaire (Chile, 39 km SW of epicenter) : Very, very strong quake... (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake: Chile-Argentina Border Region, 15 Apr 2017 08:19

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 04 Oct 2017 03:02 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    133 km (82.6 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Sep 2017 23:29 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    126.8 km (78.8 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Sep 2017 00:25 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    139.1 km (86.4 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 15 Sep 2017 21:59 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    141.7 km (88 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Sep 2017 13:03 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    122 km (75.8 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Aug 2017 10:55 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    144.8 km (90 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 Aug 2017 03:19 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    142 km (88.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Aug 2017 11:30 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    145 km (90.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Aug 2017 05:04 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    138 km (85.7 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Jul 2017 06:30 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    127 km (78.9 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jul 2017 05:46 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jul 2017 19:35 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    145.5 km (90.4 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 05 Jul 2017 13:50 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 Jun 2017 03:22 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    125.5 km (78 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Jun 2017 19:15 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    142.9 km (88.8 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 23 Apr 2017 21:13 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    123.4 km (76.7 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Chile-Argentina Border Region on Saturday, 15 April 2017

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