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

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 54 km southwest of Tacna, Peru, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 08:46 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 54 km southwest of Tacna, Peru, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 08:46 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 39 km depth

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: Dec 3, 2019 08:46:35 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.43°S / 70.51°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode: 18.43°N / 109.49°E
Nearest volcano: Tacora (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) SSW of Los Palos (pop: 207) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) WNW of Arica (Chile) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) SSW of Tacna (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SE of Ilo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSE of San Antonio (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) SSE of Moquegua (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (154 mi) SSE of Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) SSE of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) S of Puno (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
997 km (619 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.139 kmNear Coast of Northern Chile (Peru)GFZ
5.818 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGeoAu
6.032 km37km WSW of Arica, ChileUSGS
6.044 km42 km al O de Arica (Peru)GUG (U. Chile)
5.611 kmNear Coast of Northern Chile (Peru)BMKG
6.09.8 kmPeru (Peruvian point of view) [Sea]INGV
6.045 kmOffshore Tarapaca, ChileEMSC
5.765 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  
near La Paz (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)
Arica, Provincia de Arica, Arica y Parinacota (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 (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)  
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Aftershocks

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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
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