Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 180 km north of Copiapó, Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on 01/04/2020 23:30:39 -

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 180 km north of Copiapó, Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on 01/04/2020 23:30:39

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 40 km depth

2 Apr 02:36 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 5 minutes.
Apr 2 13:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 53.0 to 40.0 km.
Date & time: 2 Apr 2020 02:30:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 01/04/2020 23:30:39
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.863°S / 70.99°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: El Azufre (239 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) SW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
845 km (525 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.840 kmOCEANO PACIFICO (Argentina) (Chile)INPRES
M 4.870 kmOffshore Antofagasta, ChileEMSC
M 5.159 km19 km al NE de Chañaral. (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
M 5.150 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGeoAu
M 4.872 km65km SSW of Taltal, ChileUSGS
M 5.183 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGFZ
M 5.010 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileUSP

User reports for this quake (4)

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Rionegro, Colombia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Antofagasta (Chile, 255 km N of epicenter) : Casa solida 2do piso sentada Parecia mas largo q lo de siempre entre primer y segundo remezon... daba la sensacion q ya no venia 2do (reported through EMSC)
Copiapo (Chile, 163 km S of epicenter) : Ruido y movimiento leve (reported through EMSC)
Copiapó (Chile, 163 km S of epicenter) : Fuerte ruido y breve movimiento. (reported through EMSC)
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Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 180 km north of Copiapó, Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on 01/04/2020 23:30:39
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