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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Near Coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, 11 February 2020
11 Feb 13:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Feb 11 13:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 54.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 11 February 2020 13:50 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 54.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.79°S / 70.62°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Llullaillaco (211 km / 131 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) NW of Taltal (pop: 10,000)
129 km (80 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800)
184 km (115 mi) NW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100)
964 km (599 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [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
Tue, 11 Feb 13:50 UTCM 5.2 / 54 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGFZ
Tue, 11 Feb 13:50 UTCM 5.2 / 40 kmOffshore Antofagasta, ChileEMSC
Tue, 11 Feb 13:50 UTCM 5.2 / 53.5 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGeoAu
Tue, 11 Feb 13:50 UTCM 5.3 / 54.8 km76 km al NO de Taltal (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
2020-02-11 08:50:02 -05:00 (11 Feb 13:50:02 UTC)M 5.2 / 34.4 km81km NNW of Taltal, ChileUSGS
Tue, 11 Feb 13:49 UTCM 5.4 / 10 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileUSP

User reports for this quake (5)

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257 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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954.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Calama 11:00 / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
128.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Antofagasta (Chile, 132 km N of epicenter) : Casa solida 2do piso de pie Se sintio el primer golpe y alargado el temblor y casi sin parar llego el 2do mas fuerte y con mas ruido Se notaba que era mas bien cerca porque era solo mucha vibracion nada de va y ven (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Near Coast of Northern Chile, 11 Feb 2020 13:50 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 19 Mar 2020 08:45 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    53.3 km (33.1 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, 11 February 2020
 

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