Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Tamarugal, 142 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 13:43 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Tamarugal, 142 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 13:43 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 115 km depth

7 Jan 13:48 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 117.0 to 115.0 km.
Date & time: Jan 7, 2019 13:43:30 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 115.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.68°S / 68.92°W (Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 19.68°N / 111.08°E
Nearest volcano: Puchuldiza (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
142 km (88 mi) ENE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) SE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) SE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) WSW of Llallagua (Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) NNE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) N of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (206 mi) W of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) SSW of La Paz (Bolivia) (pop: 812,800) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (243 mi) WSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.4115 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
5.0104 km45 km al SE de CamiñaGUG (U. Chile)
5.0107 km- 146km ENE of Iquique, ChileUSGS
5.2103 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGeoAu

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Arica (Chile, 186 km NW of epicenter) : A saltos, igual que ayer pm. (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Mar 7, 2019 02:44
3 years ago

115 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 124 km NE of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Jan 7, 2019 14:11
3 years ago

111 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 145 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore

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