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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Northern Chile on Monday, 23 April 2018

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Northern Chile on Monday, 23 April 2018
Date & time: Monday, 23 April 2018 06:00 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 95.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.45°S / 68.45°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: El Tatio (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (30 mi) E of Calama (pop: 143,100)
57 km (36 mi) NW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000)
146 km (91 mi) SW of Villa Alota (pop: 100)
184 km (114 mi) SE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500)
198 km (123 mi) SW of San Cristóbal (pop: 100)
1243 km (772 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 23 Apr 06:00 UTCM 5.2 / 95 kmNorthern ChileGFZ

User reports for this quake (3)

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47 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se sintio ruido subterraneo y post movimiento circular (reported through our app)
Calama (45.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me us sudden very strong shaking
50 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake: Northern Chile, 23 Apr 2018 06:00

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 30 May 2018 21:01 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    109.5 km (68 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 10 May 2018 10:45 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    100.6 km (62.5 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 May 2018 22:31 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    109.4 km (68 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 May 2018 06:23 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    116.2 km (72.2 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Northern Chile on Monday, 23 April 2018

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