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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Chile-Bolivia Border Region on Saturday, 8 February 2020

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Chile-Bolivia Border Region on Saturday, 8 February 2020
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 137.0 to 112.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 8 February 2020 06:17 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 112.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.9°S / 68.64°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Irruputuncu (50 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8*10^12 J (783 MWh / 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 8 Feb 2020
Sat, 8 Feb 06:17 UTCM 5.2 / 100 kmPotosi, BoliviaEMSC
Sat, 8 Feb 06:17 UTCM 5.3 / 109.5 km5 km al O de Mina Collahuasi (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 8 Feb 06:17 UTCM 5.2 / 103.8 km169km ESE of Iquique, ChileUSGS
Sat, 8 Feb 06:17 UTCM 5.2 / 96.2 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGeoAu
Sat, 8 Feb 06:17 UTCM 5.4 / 40.7 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

"I felt it" reports:
Old kings highway, Flagler beach florida / MMI IV (Light shaking): Two different shakings within 5 to 10 minutes at approximately 6:15 to 6:30. House 'shook' briefly. Did not see if liquids, etc moved. Both felt within the home and on the sun porch.
Flagler Beach Florida (5760.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Big storm high winds outside, 40 mph, I felt it inside, at night, through that- JUST FELT # MORE STRONGER- FEB 8 , 3:17 EST
Flagler Beach Florida - 3 MORE NOW!!! 3;15 PM Feb (5891.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Storm here last night, winds 40 mph, Inside, I felt at night, through storm, JUST NOW, 3 MUCH STRONGER QUAKES !!! ON FEB 8, 3;15- 3:18 PM.
(318.4 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Arica (Chile) (324 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Happened to be awake at around 3:30 am & felt mild shaking of hotel room in Arica, Chile. (via EMSC)
Calama (Chile) (181 km S from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió bastante y duró varios segundos. (via EMSC)

 

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