Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - El Loa, 107 km northeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 19:23 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - El Loa, 107 km northeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 19:23 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 117 km depth

9 Feb 19:27 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 124.0 to 117.0 km.
Date & time: Feb 9, 2019 19:23:09 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 117.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.64°S / 68.37°W (El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode: 21.64°N / 111.63°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro del Azufre (21 km / 13 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (67 mi) NNE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) ENE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (151 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) W of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) W of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (190 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) SW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) W of Tarija (Bolivia) (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> 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

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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.0117 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
5.1127 km ANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
5.1101 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGeoAu
5.0124 km62 km al SO de OllagüeGUG (U. Chile)
5.1122 km- 104km NNE of Calama, ChileUSGS

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 3, 2019 23:24
3 years ago
3.0

138 km
El Loa, 121 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 29, 2019 18:36
3 years ago
3.0

127 km
El Loa, 104 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 23, 2019 15:28
3 years ago
2.7

134 km
115 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 20, 2019 11:02
3 years ago
3.2

138 km
114 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Mar 5, 2019 11:52
3 years ago
2.6

115 km
104 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Feb 26, 2019 17:13
3 years ago
2.9

136 km
El Loa, 115 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Feb 25, 2019 13:32
3 years ago
3.3

138 km
94 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Feb 21, 2019 12:29
3 years ago
2.5

131 km
111 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore
Feb 14, 2019 07:17
3 years ago
2.9

134 km
104 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore

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