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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Northern Chile (Peru) on Tuesday, 3 December 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Northern Chile (Peru) on Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Near Coast of Northern Chile (Peru) on Tuesday, 3 December 2019
3 Dec 08:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Dec 3 08:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 51.0 km.
Dec 3 09:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 51.0 to 44.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 44.0 to 39.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 3 December 2019 08:46 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.43°S / 70.51°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Tacora (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) SW of Los Palos (pop: 200)
19 km (12 mi) S of Rancho Grande (pop: 100)
20 km (13 mi) SW of Las Lagunas (pop: 200)
23 km (14 mi) NW of Arica (pop: 186,000)
54 km (33 mi) SW of Tacna (pop: 280,100)
997 km (619 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 3 Dec 08:46 UTCM 6.1 / 39 kmNear Coast of Northern Chile (Peru)GFZ
Tue, 3 Dec 08:46 UTCM 5.8 / 18.4 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGeoAu
2019-12-03 03:46:36 -05:00 (3 Dec 08:46:36 UTC)M 6.0 / 32.4 km37km WSW of Arica, ChileUSGS
Tue, 3 Dec 08:46 UTCM 6.0 / 44.2 km42 km al O de Arica (Peru)GUG (U. Chile)
Tue, 3 Dec 08:46 UTCM 5.6 / 11 kmNear Coast of Northern Chile (Peru)BMKG
Tue, 3 Dec 08:46 UTCM 6.0 / 9.8 kmPeru (Peruvian point of view) [Sea]INGV
Tue, 3 Dec 08:46 UTCM 6.0 / 45 kmOffshore Tarapaca, ChileEMSC
Tue, 3 Dec 08:46 UTCM 5.7 / 65 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileUSP

User reports for this quake (27)

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Paracas / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Aboard the Celebrity Eclipse sailing into Arica for the day. Initially thought to be a ship maneuver causing the ship to shutter.
Tacna, Peru. / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Awake, in bed at the time. Bed shaking, windows, furniture rattling. Lasted about 30 to 40 seconds. Local time; 03.47 hrs.
Arequipa (244 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Offshore 20 miles from port of Arica / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : On celebrity cruise ship “eclipse “ about 20 miles off port of Arica. The boat shook at 5:47 and we safely docked in Arica.
Long Beach / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Arequipa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arica / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I and a friend sleeping, then is the earthquake and we are aweked
333.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Tacna peru / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Se sintio fuerte en Tacna Peru y sobre Todo fue largo
Arica ignacio de loyola / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Outside Arica (Celebrity Eclipse) / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arica (21.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Largo y fuerte (reported through our app)
arica (20.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Arequipa, Perú (250.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Moquegua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arequipa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
22.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Valparaiso (Chile, 1618 km S of epicenter) : Dear people of Chile We share our concerns with you during this difficult period Also in Albania (small country in EU) we had a heavy earthquake of 6,4 with a lot of victims and damages We really hope you have no victims Be strong and God bless you and your country Best Regards from Tirana capital city of Albania (reported through EMSC)
Paucarpata (Peru, 252 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió en Arequipa (reported through EMSC)
Paucarpata (Peru, 252 km NW of epicenter) : Parece profundo (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 225 km SE of epicenter) : Qija robt na mpiu krejt. Laurent boll lujte Call of Duty (reported through EMSC)
Moquegua (Peru, 151 km NW of epicenter) : Moderada intensidad. Movimiento de camas y ventanas. (reported through EMSC)
Ilo (Peru, 126 km NW of epicenter) : Largo y con ruido (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 27 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte y con mucho ruido. No fue muy largo (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 26 km E of epicenter) : Muy duro el movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 25 km E of epicenter) : Fuerte, largo mucho ruido (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Near Coast of Northern Chile (Peru), 3 Dec 2019 08:46

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (43 quakes):
  • 27 May 2020 14:28 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 May 2020 00:28 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    41.5 km (25.8 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 25 May 2020 18:10 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 May 2020 18:10 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 25 May 2020 05:34 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 May 2020 04:37 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 May 2020 04:37 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 28 Apr 2020 00:35 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Apr 2020 00:35 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 27 Apr 2020 02:45 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    38.2 km (23.7 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 Apr 2020 13:46 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    52.8 km (32.8 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 Apr 2020 13:46 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 18 Apr 2020 01:50 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Apr 2020 13:23 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    71.1 km (44.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 05 Apr 2020 14:50 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    20.6 km (12.8 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 03 Apr 2020 00:48 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    72.5 km (45 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • Show all

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