Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Antofagasta Province, 66 km northwest of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chañaral, Atacama, Chile, on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 at 07:44 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Antofagasta Province, 66 km northwest of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chañaral, Atacama, Chile, on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 at 07:44 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 49 km depth

30 Jan 07:48 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Jan 30 07:51: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 36.0 to 60.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.0 to 35.0 km.
Jan 30 09:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 35.0 to 49.0 km.
Date & time: 30 Jan 2019 07:44:44 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.94°S / 70.51°W (Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (220 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) S of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NW of Diego de Almagro (Atacama) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) N of Copiapo (Atacama) (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) N of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) SSW of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) S of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) N of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) N of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
836 km (520 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: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.649 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGFZ
M 5.642 km ANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
M 5.645 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGeoAu
M 5.553 km53 km al S de TaltalGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.639 km- 63km SSW of Taltal, ChileUSGS

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Caldera / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Caldera (130.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I felt really bad and I couldn't get up
Caldera / Light shaking (MMI IV)
El Salvador, Chile / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Antofagasta Province, 66 km northwest of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chañaral, Atacama, Chile, 30 January 2019 07:44 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 10 Mar 2019 13:08 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Feb 2019 12:45 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    52.7 km (32.7 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Antofagasta Province, 66 km northwest of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chañaral, Atacama, Chile, on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 at 07:44 (GMT)
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