Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Provincia de Antofagasta, 112 km south of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 16:27 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Provincia de Antofagasta, 112 km south of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 16:27 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 89 km depth

16 Dec 16:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Dec 16 16:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 87.0 to 89.0 km.
Date & time: 16 Dec 2018 16:27:22 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 89.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.41°S / 69.29°W (Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta, Chile)
Nearest volcano: La Negrillar (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
112 km (70 mi) SSW of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) ENE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) WSW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) SSE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) NNE of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) NNE of Diego de Almagro (Atacama) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (228 mi) SSE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) WSW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) WNW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
1125 km (699 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: 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 5.089 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
M 4.982 km ANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
M 5.089 km51 km al E de BaquedanoGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.883 km- 110km SSW of Calama, ChileUSGS

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Calama (111.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
111.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Antucoya (103.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Un baiben suave acostumbrado a estos temblores pequeños (reported through our app)
Calama / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Antofagasta / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Sierra Gorda (Chile, 66 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte acá en Sierra gorda (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Provincia de Antofagasta, 112 km south of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, 16 December 2018 16:27 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 06 Jan 2019 08:07 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    94.2 km (58.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Provincia de Antofagasta, 112 km south of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 16:27 (GMT)
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