Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Provincia de Parinacota, 107 km northeast of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:21 (America/Santiago)

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Provincia de Parinacota, 107 km northeast of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:21 (America/Santiago)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 128 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Aug 27, 2012 16:21:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:21 (America/Santiago)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 128.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.97°S / 69.44°W (Provincia de Parinacota, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile)
Antipode: 17.97°N / 110.56°E
Nearest volcano: Taapaca (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) SSE of Alto Peru (Tacna, Peru) (pop: 85) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) ESE of Caplina (Tacna, Peru) (pop: 211) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SE of Tarata (Tacna, Peru) (pop: 3,050) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) E of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ESE of Chipispaya (Tacna, Peru) (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SE of Chuquitira (Tacna, Peru) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) ENE of Arica (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SE of Quilahuani (Tacna, Peru) (pop: 3,180) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) ESE of Totoral (Tacna, Peru) (pop: 1,980) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) ESE of Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Peru) (pop: 9,490) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.0128 km TARAPACA, CHILEEMSC
4.1137 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
3.6133 km29 km al NE de Putre.GUG (U. Chile)
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