Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - El Loa, 49 km east of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 06:00 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - El Loa, 49 km east of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 06:00 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 95 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Apr 23, 2018 06:00:34 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 95.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.45°S / 68.45°W (El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode: 22.45°N / 111.55°E
Nearest volcano: El Tatio (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (30 mi) E of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) NNW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) ESE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) W of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (189 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) WNW of Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) WSW of Tarija (Bolivia) (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) NW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
504 km (313 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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5.295 kmNorthern ChileGFZ

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Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta (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  
Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta (50 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 30, 2018 21:01
4 years ago
3.0

110 km
El Loa, 34 km E of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
May 10, 2018 10:45
4 years ago
2.9

101 km
El Loa, 27 km E of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
May 7, 2018 22:31
4 years ago
2.7

109 km
31 km E of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
May 4, 2018 06:23
4 years ago
3.3

116 km
El Loa, 35 km E of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore

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