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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Northern Chile on Thursday, 12 September 2019

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Northern Chile on Thursday, 12 September 2019
12 Sep 14:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Sep 12 14:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 110.0 to 112.0 km.
Date & time: Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:08 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 112.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.05°S / 68.52°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: San Pedro (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) NE of Calama (pop: 143,100)
101 km (63 mi) NW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000)
119 km (74 mi) SW of Villa Alota (pop: 100)
172 km (107 mi) SW of San Cristóbal (pop: 100)
173 km (108 mi) E of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500)
1286 km (799 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 12 Sep 14:08 UTCM 5.0 / 112 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
Thu, 12 Sep 14:08 UTCM 5.0 / 10 kmNorthern ChileUSP

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Northern Chile, 12 Sep 2019 14:08

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes):
  • 05 Nov 2019 13:46 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    114.8 km (71.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 02 Nov 2019 19:43 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    124.6 km (77.4 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 01 Nov 2019 04:30 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    120.8 km (75.1 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 29 Oct 2019 13:04 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    123 km (76.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Oct 2019 10:10 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    114.4 km (71.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 26 Oct 2019 00:37 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    114.2 km (71 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 23 Oct 2019 04:34 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    112.5 km (69.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 Oct 2019 15:13 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    123.3 km (76.6 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Oct 2019 11:55 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    126.1 km (78.4 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 11 Oct 2019 11:19 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    105.3 km (65.4 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 11 Oct 2019 07:18 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    116.3 km (72.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 Oct 2019 15:46 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    120.7 km (75 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Oct 2019 10:40 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    101 km (62.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Oct 2019 05:28 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    116.3 km (72.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 01 Oct 2019 07:15 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    121.5 km (75.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 27 Sep 2019 11:49 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    122.4 km (76.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • Show all

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Northern Chile on Thursday, 12 September 2019

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