Mag. 4.0 earthquake - Chañaral, 39 km west of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chañaral, Atacama, Chile, on Friday, 20 December 2019 at 08:31 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 54 km depth
20 Dec 08:48 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 16 minutes.
Depth: 54.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.39°S / 70.44°W (Chañaral, Atacama, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (165 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) W of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) N of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
786 km (489 mi) N of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.0||54 km||Atacama, Chile||EMSC|
|M 4.0||54 km||19 km al E de Chañaral. (Chile)||GUG (U. Chile)|
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