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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Northern Chile (Peru) on Monday, 2 March 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Near Coast of Northern Chile (Peru) on Monday, 2 March 2020
2 Mar 23:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Mar 2 23:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 64.0 km.
Date & time: Monday, 2 March 2020 23:07 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 64.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.17°S / 70.53°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Tacora (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) NW of Los Olivos (pop: 500)
11 km (7 mi) NW of Rancho Grande (pop: 100)
16 km (10 mi) E of Boca del Río (pop: 200)
34 km (21 mi) SW of Tacna (pop: 280,100)
42 km (26 mi) NW of Arica (pop: 186,000)
975 km (606 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
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

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
Mon, 2 Mar 23:07 UTCM 5.0 / 64 kmNear Coast of Northern Chile (Peru)GFZ
Mon, 2 Mar 23:07 UTCM 5.0 / 80 kmOffshore Tarapaca, Chile (Peru)EMSC
Mon, 2 Mar 23:07 UTCM 5.0 / 57.5 km26 km al SO de Tacna (Peru)GUG (U. Chile)
2020-03-02 18:07:51 -05:00 (2 Mar 23:07:51 UTC)M 4.8 / 69.7 km36km WSW of Tacna, PeruUSGS
Mon, 2 Mar 23:07 UTCM 4.8 / 108.1 kmNear Coast of PeruUSP

User reports for this quake (7)

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Arica / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La Yarada Los Palos, Tacna, Peru / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was lying in my bed searching the internet on my laptop. I heard a loud noise outside. Almost immediately, my bed started shaking. The shaking continued for about 10 seconds. Nothing was damaged from what I an see. Several men were high in the air working on a large sign nearby. They were seen still working on the sign just after the shaking.
Cayma Arequipa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A friend in Tacna (the city) felt nothing!
Arequipa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Puquina (Peru, 185 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió relativamente fuerte, con ruido al comienzo (reported through EMSC)
Tacna (Peru, 28 km NE of epicenter) : Estaba sentada y sentía mi silla temblando. Escuché el ruido. Sólo duró unos segundos (reported through EMSC)
Tacna (Peru, 31 km NE of epicenter) : just sound. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Near Coast of Northern Chile (Peru), 2 Mar 2020 23:07

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 20 Apr 2020 13:46 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    52.8 km (32.8 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 Apr 2020 13:46 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 04 Mar 2020 03:49 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Northern Chile (Peru) on Monday, 2 March 2020

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