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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Northern Chile on Monday, 30 September 2019

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Northern Chile on Monday, 30 September 2019
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: Monday, 30 September 2019 11:53 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 110.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.23°S / 68.66°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Paniri (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) NE of Calama (pop: 143,100)
89 km (55 mi) NW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000)
143 km (89 mi) SW of Villa Alota (pop: 100)
159 km (99 mi) E of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500)
196 km (122 mi) SW of San Cristóbal (pop: 100)
1264 km (785 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [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
Mon, 30 Sep 11:53 UTCM 5.6 / 110 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
Mon, 30 Sep 11:53 UTCM 5.6 / 105 kmAntofagasta, ChileEMSC
Mon, 30 Sep 11:53 UTCM 5.6 / 115.5 km34 km al N de Calama (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 30 Sep 11:53 UTCM 5.7 / 90.1 kmNorthern ChileGeoAu
2019-09-30 07:53:22 -04:00 (30 Sep 11:53:22 UTC)M 5.6 / 110.6 km40km NE of Calama, ChileUSGS
Mon, 30 Sep 11:53 UTCM 5.2 / 110 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionBMKG
Mon, 30 Sep 11:53 UTCM 5.9 / 111 kmNorthern ChileUSP

User reports for this quake (7)

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635.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
San Pedro de atacama / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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)
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)

Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake: Northern Chile, 30 Sep 2019 11:53

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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

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Northern Chile on Monday, 30 September 2019
 

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