Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Northern Chile on Sunday, 21 January 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 107 km southeast of Arica, Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 01:06 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 107 km southeast of Arica, Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 01:06 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 118 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 21, 2018 01:06:40 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 118.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.91°S / 69.39°W (Provincia de Arica, Arica y Parinacota, Chile)
Antipode: 18.91°N / 110.61°E
Nearest volcano: Arintica (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (67 mi) ESE of Arica (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) NNE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) SE of San Antonio (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (156 mi) SE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) SE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) WSW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (185 mi) SSW of La Paz (Bolivia) (pop: 812,800) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) SE of Ciudad Satelite (Arequipa, Peru) (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) SE of Arequipa (Peru) (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.3118 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
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lenasia south, south africa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : it was a few sconds of shaking like a tremor, but no reports was submitted.  
chile / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : it was boss  
Ciudad Satelite, Provincia de Arequipa, Arequipa (354.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Me asusté un poco, mi esposa se asustó horrible (reported through our app)  
Jorge Menéndez (134.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Buenos Aires (2053.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Cayma, Arequipa (365.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting at the table, I felt a small shake and stood up, mentioning it to my wife. Nothing for about 5 seconds, and then it began to shake for another 5 seconds. Fairly light, but we both felt it quite clearly.  
Calama (397.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Roberto Rivera (299.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Arequipa (360 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ilo (249.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Ondas aprox 30 segundos a mas (reported through our app)  
Arica (106.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Iquique / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong shake and intense fellings  
la punta de bombon / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ciudad Satelite, Provincia de Arequipa, Arequipa (354.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Me asusté un poco, mi esposa se asustó horrible (reported through our app)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (88 quakes)

  • 18 Jul 2018 00:26 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    101.6 km (63.1 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 Jul 2018 22:33 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    134 km (83.3 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 Jul 2018 17:31 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    127 km (78.9 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Jul 2018 12:59 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    137.8 km (85.6 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 02 Jul 2018 00:23 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    101.3 km (62.9 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (51 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 30 Jun 2018 08:28 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    104.2 km (64.7 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 30 Jun 2018 04:35 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    71 km (44.1 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Jun 2018 19:26 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    126.8 km (78.8 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 28 Jun 2018 21:49 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    99.1 km (61.6 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 27 Jun 2018 06:45 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    122.4 km (76.1 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 26 Jun 2018 03:51 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    134 km (83.3 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jun 2018 09:14 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    124.5 km (77.4 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (49 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Jun 2018 15:53 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    5.8 km (3.6 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Jun 2018 05:33 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    121.5 km (75.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 13 Jun 2018 22:06 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    103.9 km (64.6 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 13 Jun 2018 16:10 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    124 km (77.1 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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