Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Northern Chile on Friday, 17 July 2020 - information

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Iquique, 21 km southeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 05:40 (GMT)

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Iquique, 21 km southeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 05:40 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 73 km depth

17 Jul 05:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Jul 17 05:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 56.0 to 79.0 km.
Jul 17 05:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 79.0 to 73.0 km.
Jul 17 06:54: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Date & time: Jul 17, 2020 05:40:35 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 73.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.3°S / 69.97°W (Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 20.3°N / 110.03°E
Nearest volcano: Irruputuncu (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) ESE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) N of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) S of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) S of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (164 mi) NNW of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) SSE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (223 mi) SSE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) N of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) W of Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.973 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
5.880 kmCHILE (Argentina)INPRES
5.974 kmTarapaca, ChileEMSC
6.098 kmNorthern ChileGeoAu
5.974 km2 km SSE of Iquique, ChileUSGS
5.570 kmNorthern ChileBMKG
5.977 km4 km al NE de Alto Hospicio (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
5.73.1 kmNorthern Chile [Land: Chile]INGV
5.936 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileUSP

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Quemú Quemú, La Pampa, Argentina (1885.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Fue un pequeño temblor a las 6:10. Se sintió en mi localidad y las vecinas. Pensamos que fue una explosión de alguna fabrica, pero las autoridades locales ya avisaron que esta todo bien y que fue un pequeño temblor.  
Iquique (17.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Arequipa (465.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
33 km of Iquique, Tarapacá (32.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Usualmente no siento mucho los temblores pero este estuvo fuerte y largo  
Arica, Provincia de Arica, Arica y Parinacota (208.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Iquiqie (20 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arica, Provincia de Arica, Arica y Parinacota (206 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
xayma Arequipa (467.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Iquique (18.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Muy fuerte con ruido anormal fuerte  
Mollendo (423.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fue de larga duración y con un sonido característico.  
Iquique, Tarapacá (17.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Arica, Provincia de Arica, Arica y Parinacota (205.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Largo y mantuvo la magnitud,aproximadamente 5 grados richter (reported through our app)  
Arica, Provincia de Arica, Arica y Parinacota (204.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Alto Hospicio / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Se movió fuerte desde el primer segundo, no fue un sismo gradual. Intenso y movimiento de arriba abajo  
Iquique / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Mucho ruido subterráneo, el sismo Duero mucho tiempo. Por mis experiencias estando en terremotos llegué a pensar que un terremoto estuvo a punto de iniciar pero luego comenzó a declinar  
Alto Hospicio, centro de la ciudad, en mi casa. / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Estamos acostumbrados a los movimientos telúricos, pero este temblor, se sintió más fuerte que 5.7 o 5.9 según onemi.  
Pozo al monte / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Arica / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lo sentí a las 1:20am estaba durmiendo, fue un leve movimiento. Pensé que aumentaría la magnitud.  
Alto Hospicio / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Alto Hospicio / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Iquique / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Iquique chile / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Arequipa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
la consulta San Carlos Mendoza / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Iquique / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : it was super loud and very noisy like when an earthquake starts  
Iquique / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
IQUIQUE / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : TEMBLOR FUERTE QUE ME DEJO CON ADRENALINA COOL.  
Iquique / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Iquique chile / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Iquique, Chile / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Muy fuerte, largo y con mucho ruido, dificultad para levantarse  
Iquique, chile / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Alto hospicio / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Iquique, Chile / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Alto hospicio / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Fue movimiento muy fuerte de cayó la señal de celular con movimiento de serpiente  
Iquique / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Calama , Chile / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Muy largo  
Arequipa, Perú. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : oscilant movements  
Iquique / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Arica / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : many noise, movement, was long, i feel like dizzy for walking.  
Iquique / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
iquique / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Iquique / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Fue bastante intenso!  
Selva Alegre (Peru, 453 km NW of epicenter) : Forte secousse à Arequipa ! Court mais intense (reported through EMSC)  
Ciudad Satelite (Peru, 446 km NW of epicenter) : Leve sacudida (reported through EMSC)  
Antofagasta (Chile, 377 km S of epicenter) : movimiento y tipico ruido de ventanas Se sintio 1 solo golpe Sentada 2do piso casa solida (reported through EMSC)  
Antofagasta (Chile, 377 km S of epicenter) : Se sintio un remezon y ruido de ventana distinta aunque toda la noche hubo mucho viento y ruido de ventana en seguida me di cuenta q era temblor 2do piso casa solida sentada (reported through EMSC)  
Calama (Chile, 276 km SE of epicenter) : Calama un movimiento leve (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 247 km NW of epicenter) : Pretty long and strong shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 247 km NW of epicenter) : Un movimiento brusco, seguido de movimiento leve prolongado. Tacna-Perú. (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 247 km NW of epicenter) : Sonido fiebre; se sintió la vibración (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 247 km NW of epicenter) : Un movimiento brusco, seguido de movimiento leve prolongado. (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Corto (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Solo ruido en Arica (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte movimiento, corto (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Arica (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Considerable en Arica chile (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Estaba durmiendo, me despertó y sentí que era termino medio.. por lo menos para sentirlo así en un tercer piso. Arica (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Se movió mucho el depto (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintio largo y fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Bastante movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Mas de 5 grados (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Ruido subterráneo y vibración fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Muy fuerte, movimiento oscilante de sur a norte. Caída de objetos en casa. (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Demasiado largo y fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Muy fuerte y largo (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte sismo en iquique chile (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 1 km NE of epicenter) : Fue fuerte. Y duro aproximadamente 5 segundos (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 1 km NE of epicenter) : Para ser 5,9 se sintio muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 1 km NE of epicenter) : Extremadamente fuerte, hace años que no sentía un terremoto así. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes)

  • 28 Aug 2020 17:30 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    64.2 km (39.9 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 23 Aug 2020 06:16 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Aug 2020 19:42 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Aug 2020 18:42 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    43.5 km (27 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 02 Aug 2020 17:09 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    46.3 km (28.8 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 31 Jul 2020 20:36 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Jul 2020 04:03 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jul 2020 16:52 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    77.4 km (48.1 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 Jul 2020 05:40 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    71 km (44.1 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details

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