Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 108 km east of Arica, Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Thursday, 9 April 2020 at 14:06 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 108 km east of Arica, Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Thursday, 9 April 2020 at 14:06 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 139 km depth

9 Apr 14:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 157.0 to 143.0 km.
Apr 9 14:25: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 143.0 to 139.0 km.
Date & time: 9 Apr 2020 14:06:51 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 139.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.21°S / 69.31°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Taapaca (9 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) ESE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) ENE of Arica (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) ESE of San Antonio (Peru) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) ESE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) ESE of Ilo (Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) SSW of La Paz (Bolivia) (pop: 812,800) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) W of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) NNE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) SSE of Puno (Peru) (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) SE of Arequipa (Peru) (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.1139 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
5.1124 kmTarapaca, ChileEMSC
5.1153 kmTarapaca, ChileUSGS
4.9149 km6 km al SE de Putre (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
5.2145 kmNorthern ChileUSP

User reports for this quake (6)

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Cayma Arequipa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The apartment building creaked and vibrated very lightly. Duration very short.  
Iquique (Chile, 235 km S of epicenter) : Iquique sismo leve. (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 82 km SW of epicenter) : En Arica, muy leve (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 80 km SW of epicenter) : Movimiento de objetos, mesa sillas,lamparas (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 75 km W of epicenter) : Ruido, movimiento y duración regulares. (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 74 km W of epicenter) : Pretty strong on 8 floor. Doirs creaked and moved. Tacna center. (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 29 May 2020 00:29 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    128.6 km (79.9 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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