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

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

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Northern Chile on Sunday, 21 January 2018
Date & time: Sunday, 21 January 2018 01:06 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 118.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.91°S / 69.39°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Arintica (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (67 mi) SE of Arica (pop: 186,000)
128 km (80 mi) SE of Las Lagunas (pop: 200)
130 km (81 mi) SE of Los Palos (pop: 200)
135 km (84 mi) SE of Tacna (pop: 280,100)
165 km (103 mi) NE of Iquique (pop: 227,500)
1623 km (1008 mi) N 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
Sun, 21 Jan 01:06 UTCM 6.3 / 118 kmNorthern ChileGFZ

shake map
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User reports for this quake (14)

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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
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)
354.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Me asusté un poco, mi esposa se asustó horrible (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake: Northern Chile, 21 Jan 2018 01:06

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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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