Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile on Friday, 20 September 2019
20 Sep 16:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.48°S / 71.57°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
80 km (50 mi) W of Vallenar (pop: 44,900)
161 km (100 mi) NW of La Serena (pop: 154,500)
165 km (103 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300)
174 km (108 mi) SW of Copiapó (pop: 129,300)
192 km (119 mi) NW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500)
560 km (348 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Fri, 20 Sep 16:33 UTC||M 4.5 / 40 km||Offshore Atacama, Chile||EMSC|
|Fri, 20 Sep 16:33 UTC||M 4.5 / 40.4 km||13 Km Al S De Huasco (Chile)||GUG (U. Chile)|
|2019-09-20 12:33:52 -04:00 (20 Sep 16:33:52 UTC)||M 4.5 / 43.4 km||72km W of Vallenar, Chile||USGS|
User reports for this quake
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