Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Tamarugal, 123 km east of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 08:11 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Tamarugal, 123 km east of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 08:11 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 94 km depth

18 Dec 08:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Dec 18 08:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 99.0 to 97.0 km.
Dec 18 08:36: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 97.0 to 94.0 km.
Date & time: Dec 18, 2019 08:11:04 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 94.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.29°S / 68.97°W (Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 20.29°N / 111.03°E
Nearest volcano: Irruputuncu (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
123 km (77 mi) E of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (148 mi) NNE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) N of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) SE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) SSE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (215 mi) WSW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) NNE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (256 mi) WSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) SW of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (pop: 900,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.094 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
5.3100 kmTarapaca, ChileEMSC
4.998 km116km E of Iquique, ChileUSGS
5.295 km33 km al NE de Pica (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
5.210 kmNorthern ChileUSP

User reports for this quake (3)

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TIRANA POZO ALMONTE CHILI / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Just wake up me the wall in wood make a sound like one people fall on the wall and make a "craaack" the bed move rigth on left about 10 to 15 cm four , five times. Have a good day (sorry for my english)  
Iquique, Tarapacá (123.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up to building shaking... It was awesome.  
Iquique (Chile, 118 km W of epicenter) : Minor vibrations (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Feb 15, 2020 22:50
1 year 42 weeks ago

94 km
Tamarugal, 125 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Feb 13, 2020 16:04
1 year 42 weeks ago

95 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 108 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Feb 13, 2020 01:06
1 year 42 weeks ago

100 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 115 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Feb 8, 2020 21:54
1 year 43 weeks ago

86 km
Tamarugal, 105 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Feb 7, 2020 03:41
1 year 43 weeks ago

105 km
Tamarugal, 118 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Feb 7, 2020 00:01
1 year 43 weeks ago

110 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 117 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Jan 15, 2020 21:57
1 year 46 weeks ago

116 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 128 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Jan 10, 2020 00:35
1 year 47 weeks ago

108 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 123 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2020 00:41
1 year 47 weeks ago

90 km
Provincia del Tamarugal, 112 km E of Iquique, Tarapaca, ChileMore

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