Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Tinogasta Department, 137 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 04:04 (GMT)

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Tinogasta Department, 137 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 04:04 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 97 km depth

13 Dec 04:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Dec 13 04:13: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 53.0 to 97.0 km.
Date & time: 13 Dec 2018 04:04:28 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 97.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.59°S / 68.97°W (Tinogasta Department, Atacama, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) E of Copiapo (Atacama) (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) WNW of Tinogasta (Catamarca, Argentina) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) SE of Diego de Almagro (Atacama) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) ENE of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) NW of Chilecito (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) NW of La Rioja (Argentina) (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) NE of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) NE of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NNE of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
672 km (418 mi) NNE of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) 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 4.797 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
M 4.6107 km- 114km ESE of Copiapo, ChileUSGS
M 4.999 kmNorthern ChileGeoAu
M 4.8111 km98 km al E de Tierra AmarillaGUG (U. Chile)

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