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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Near Coast of Northern Chile on Saturday, 25 April 2020

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Near Coast of Northern Chile on Saturday, 25 April 2020
25 Apr 05:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Apr 25 06:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 4.9.
Date & time: Saturday, 25 April 2020 05:53 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.8°S / 71.45°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (238 km / 148 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (68 mi) NW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900)
120 km (75 mi) SW of Copiapó (pop: 129,300)
634 km (394 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 25 Apr 05:53 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGFZ
25/04/2020 02:53:54 (25 Apr 05:53:54 UTC)M 5.1 / 11 kmOCEANO PACIFICO (Argentina) (Chile)INPRES
Sat, 25 Apr 05:53 UTCM 4.9 / 26.7 km62 km al N de Huasco (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 25 Apr 05:53 UTCM 4.9 / 13.5 kmoffshore Atacama, ChileUSGS
Sat, 25 Apr 05:53 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmOffshore Atacama, ChileEMSC
Sat, 25 Apr 05:54 UTCM 4.7 / 35.5 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileUSP

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Vallenar / Light shaking (MMI IV) : This situation is kind of normal here, we just down the volume of tv and went to see our kids and how they were, earthquake quickly passes and we keep on doing what we were doing.

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Near Coast of Northern Chile on Saturday, 25 April 2020

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