Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 45 km southeast of Copiapo, Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 at 13:39 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - 45 km southeast of Copiapo, Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 at 13:39 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 70 km depth

11 Apr 13:43 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 130.0 to 87.0 km.
Apr 11 13:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 87.0 to 70.0 km.
Date & time: 11 Apr 2017 13:39:43 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 70.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.61°S / 69.97°W (Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) SE of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) S of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (156 mi) SSE of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) NNE of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) NNE of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) NW of Chilecito (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (220 mi) NNE of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
654 km (406 mi) N of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 5.570 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
M 5.182 km28 km al SE de Tierra AmarillaGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.185 km- 37km SE of Copiapo, ChileUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Copiapo, Vostal Cactus / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
ensenada chile / not felt
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake 45 km southeast of Copiapo, Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, 11 April 2017 13:39 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 30 May 2017 22:56 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    96.9 km (60.2 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 45 km southeast of Copiapo, Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 at 13:39 (GMT)

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