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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Chile-Bolivia Border Region on Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Chile-Bolivia Border Region on Tuesday, 14 January 2020
14 Jan 02:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 153.0 to 119.0 km.
Jan 14 13:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0.
Date & time: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 01:57 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 119.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.78°S / 68.37°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: San Pedro (35 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (59 mi) NE of Calama (pop: 143,100)
192 km (119 mi) E of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500)
1318 km (819 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 14 Jan 01:57 UTCM 5.0 / 119 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
Tue, 14 Jan 01:57 UTCM 5.1 / 107 kmAntofagasta, ChileEMSC
Tue, 14 Jan 01:57 UTCM 5.1 / 124.4 km61 km al SO de Ollagüe (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
Tue, 14 Jan 01:57 UTCM 5.2 / 107 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGeoAu
Tue, 14 Jan 01:57 UTCM 5.1 / 114.9 km101km NE of Calama, ChileUSGS
Tue, 14 Jan 01:57 UTCM 5.4 / 10 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionBMKG
Tue, 14 Jan 01:57 UTCM 5.3 / 106.6 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

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Santa Cruz (701.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Se sintió un fuerte mareo que duró aprox 2 a 5 min y fue pasando relativvamente
26.1 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Estuvo muy feo parcero, yo venia manejando en el road mientras se empezo a mover toda la movedera, es mi peor experiencia
583.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
583.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
286.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Antofagasta (Chile, 294 km SW of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte acá en Antofalombia. (reported through EMSC)
Tocopilla (Chile, 197 km W of epicenter) : Leve. (reported through EMSC)
Sierra Gorda (Chile, 158 km SW of epicenter) : Muy leve. (reported through EMSC)
San Pedro de Atacama (Chile, 121 km S of epicenter) : Le tremblement de terre était doux à San Pedro de Atacama. (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 262 km NW of epicenter) : Sismo leve con movimiento horizontal (reported through EMSC)
Calama (Chile, 104 km SW of epicenter) : Muy suave. El crujir de algunos muebles advirtió. Y el muy típico zumbido, pero de baja intensidad. (reported through EMSC)
Calama (Chile, 103 km SW of epicenter) : En el piso 10se sintió muy suave (reported through EMSC)
Calama (Chile, 103 km SW of epicenter) : Fue casi un minuto de duración. (reported through EMSC)
Ollagüe (Chile, 64 km NW of epicenter) : So strong in Ollagüe. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Chile-Bolivia Border Region, 14 Jan 2020 01h57

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes):
  • 13 Mar 2020 07:27 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    132.3 km (82.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 11 Mar 2020 13:57 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    107 km (66.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Mar 2020 05:04 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    126 km (78.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 Mar 2020 02:03 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    143.4 km (89.1 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 03 Mar 2020 16:32 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    123 km (76.4 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Mar 2020 22:19 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    119.4 km (74.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 29 Feb 2020 01:11 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Feb 2020 12:53 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    128.5 km (79.8 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 28 Feb 2020 05:18 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    116.5 km (72.4 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 23 Feb 2020 02:49 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    119.5 km (74.3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Feb 2020 18:01 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    130 km (80.8 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Feb 2020 03:03 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    123.4 km (76.7 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 Feb 2020 02:16 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    126 km (78.3 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Feb 2020 17:22 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    127.2 km (79 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 27 Jan 2020 12:20 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    123 km (76.4 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Jan 2020 20:21 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    130 km (80.8 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 23 Jan 2020 17:03 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    120.9 km (75.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Jan 2020 05:19 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    131.6 km (81.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

Map of aftershocks

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Chile-Bolivia Border Region on Tuesday, 14 January 2020

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