Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 37 km northeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:53 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 37 km northeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:53 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 110 km depth

30 Sep 11:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 140.0 to 115.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 115.0 to 110.0 km.
Date & time: Sep 30, 2019 11:53:21 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 110.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.23°S / 68.66°W (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode: 22.23°N / 111.34°E
Nearest volcano: Paniri (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) NE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) E of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) W of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) WNW of Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) SW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) NW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
501 km (312 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> 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
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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
5.6110 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
5.6105 kmAntofagasta, ChileEMSC
5.6116 km34 km al N de Calama (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
5.790 kmNorthern ChileGeoAu
5.6111 km40km NE of Calama, ChileUSGS
5.2110 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionBMKG
5.9111 kmNorthern ChileUSP

User reports for this quake (7)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Translate
near La Paz (635.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
San Pedro de atacama / Weak shaking (MMI III)
near Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta (25.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was right next to where i Work in Chuquicamata Copper Mine. It was a long and strong movement and then a sound and a stronger movement but short time. (reported through our app)  
CALAMA / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta (36.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Antofagasta (Chile, 243 km SW of epicenter) : Suave, piso 20, Antofagasta (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 270 km NW of epicenter) : En iquique se sintió de manera bien ligera el movimiento. Vivo en piso 21. (reported through EMSC)  
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks

More info

Recorded aftershocks, latest first (51 quakes)

  • 28 Nov 2019 20:24 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    112.6 km (70 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 25 Nov 2019 12:45 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    118 km (73.3 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Nov 2019 12:12 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    97.4 km (60.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 Nov 2019 13:21 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    121 km (75.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Nov 2019 17:33 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    106 km (65.9 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 Nov 2019 10:12 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    108.1 km (67.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 15 Nov 2019 04:12 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 Nov 2019 16:24 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    126 km (78.3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Nov 2019 04:23 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    116.1 km (72.1 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 13 Nov 2019 08:04 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    105.9 km (65.8 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Nov 2019 08:37 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    115.4 km (71.7 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 11 Nov 2019 16:48 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    115.2 km (71.6 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 08 Nov 2019 07:31 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    132.1 km (82.1 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 08 Nov 2019 02:02 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    109.9 km (68.3 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Nov 2019 03:22 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    115.9 km (72 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 05 Nov 2019 13:46 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    114.8 km (71.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • Show all

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.