Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - El Loa, 53 km northeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Thursday, 27 October 2016 at 00:59 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - El Loa, 53 km northeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Thursday, 27 October 2016 at 00:59 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 127 km depth

27 Oct 01:03 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 135.0 to 128.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 128.0 to 127.0 km.
Date & time: 27 Oct 2016 00:59:33 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 127.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.2°S / 68.49°W (El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Paniri (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) ENE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NNW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) E of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) WSW of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) W of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (245 mi) WNW of San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (246 mi) WSW of Tarija (Bolivia) (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
487 km (302 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.0127 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
M 4.6126 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
M 4.6127 km58 km al NE de CalamaGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.6122 km- 65km ENE of Calama, ChileUSGS

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Tocopilla (Chile, 187 km W of epicenter) : Felt earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 13 Dec 2016 01:09 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    116 km (72.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Dec 2016 06:39 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    123.2 km (76.6 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 26 Nov 2016 17:55 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    107.2 km (66.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 23 Nov 2016 17:36 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    105 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Nov 2016 02:49 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    111.6 km (69.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 19 Nov 2016 11:23 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    114.9 km (71.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 Nov 2016 20:51 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    108.8 km (67.6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 05 Nov 2016 15:57 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    111.3 km (69.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 28 Oct 2016 12:29 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    117 km (72.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Oct 2016 02:10 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    104 km (64.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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